Whatever Happened to Civility
Richard Weirich, Fall 2015

Whatever Happened to Civility

Since the concept of CIVILITY has somehow been lost, here is the definition: formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech. The synonyms that go along with CIVILITY are also a forgotten commodity:  courtesy · courteousness · politeness · good manners · graciousness · consideration · respect I can already hear the…

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The Winter of My Life
Palisades Park

The Winter of My Life

Sometimes we like to divide life into seasons. You know, Spring is birth through childhood, Summer is the young adult phase, Fall is the middle adult era, and then finally the winter years, when, well, you know. By the government standard, the winter years begin at 65. So, I suppose…

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Define Your Audience
You - The Amazing Author

Define Your Audience

It has been said that when you write a book/article/short story (in other words, anything) that you should keep your audience in mind. You are asking the question, "Who the heck is going to read this anyway?" As it relates to the two novels I've already written, the one I'm…

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Childhood Memories

Frequently, when making an online purchase or filling out a web form, I am required to give my birthdate. Then there is that menacing dropdown box listing all the years. Really? Keep scrolling down...and scrolling...and scrolling. There it is, 1947, near the bottom of the chart. Wow. The 40's. I've never…

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