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1 year ago

Bye Bye Ukraine

Jim Murray · I have not been doing any posts about the Ukrainian genocide lately and I probably won't do any more in the future. There's no point. If people don't know that what is going on there is an obscenity of the worst kind that humans are capable of, then they are blind, deaf or dumb o ...

1 year ago

A Historical Look At Our Silliness.

Robert Cormack · From Ancient Rome to today's ‘rona, we’re the silliest species going. · “I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.” Kurt Vonnegut · Contrary to popular opinion, the Roman Empire didn’t fall beca ...

4 years ago

Moments — dwell on the beauty

Graham🐝 Edwards · “Dwell on the beauty of Life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” · If the Internet is to be believed this quote and insight is by Marcus Aurelius; he was one of the better Roman Emperors that I’ve read about (he was the last of what is known as the Five Good Em ...

6 years ago

Are We Screwed?

Robert Cormack · If history ha taught us anything, we're our own worst enemy. It's called distraction and we're all guilty. · “I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.” Shania Twain · Contrary to popular opinion, the Roman Empire didn’t fall because of roaming barbaria ...

6 years ago

Negative People

Royce Shook · My thanks to Patti for this one! · This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable. · A woman was at her hairdresser' ...

6 years ago

The World Happiness Report 2016 Update

Royce Shook · The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th. The widespread interest in the World Happiness Reports, of which this is the fourth, reflects growing global interes ...

6 years ago

Some fun facts about Valentine's Day

Royce Shook · Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. - Anais NinThe history of Valentine's Day--and the story of its patron saint--is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentin ...

6 years ago

YSSUP (Wise Up)

CityVP Manjit · I don't slide in easy with the elites and I stick out like a sore thumb with the working class, and if I am either finding myself between those two extremes since the middle class is where I get eaten up.  There has to be a sweet-spot between the elites and the middle class, and ...

7 years ago

How to Reach a Narcissist

Robert Cormack · Narcissism may be the “n” word of this generation, but every generation has had its narcissists. Rome had Nero and Caligula, two of the worse narcissists in history, but even they took a breather now and then. We spew out selfies and tweets faster than a restaurant serving two do ...

7 years ago

The Decline and Fall of Us (Or A Silly Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum)

Robert Cormack · Contrary to popular opinion, the Roman Empire didn’t fall because of roaming barbarian tribes. Not that there weren’t barbarian tribes. In fact, there were more barbarian tribes than you could shake a stick at. What really caused Rome’s demise was distraction. By the time the bar ...

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