Mobbing or Workplace Bullying

                Mobbing, or group bullying in the work place, is both contagious and insidious. People who would never be viewed or view themselves as “bullies” are drawn into the fray. These formerly “innocent bystanders” can turn from seeing the aggressor as “bad” to viewing the behavior/actions of the abused as “bad”. How do they reach that point and what can be done to prevent mobbing? … Continue reading Mobbing or Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying

                Bullying has become a major issue recently causing a raised awareness of the frequency of this behavior. Schools have responded to what appears to be an increase in bullying by implementing punitive responses to bullying. What is often overlooked is bullying among adults, especially in the workplace. While it seems inconceivable to many that an adult would be guilty of bullying another adult it … Continue reading Workplace Bullying

Housing Budget Cuts and the Homeless

  Most people have forgotten the government sequester that ended in December 2013. However, across the board cuts in services that took place last spring have had effects that are still impacting the poor and homeless. Housing programs that were available to families with children, the elderly, and the disabled to prevent homelessness have suffered, leaving those populations struggling to find housing. The effects of … Continue reading Housing Budget Cuts and the Homeless

Confessions of a Procrastinator

                I am a procrastinator. I think about things I have to do. Sometimes I make lists of things that need to be accomplished. I examine the list carefully, making certain I have covered everything. I prioritize my list. I have a cup of coffee before I get started. I check my e-mail. Neither of those things was on my list. As I get up … Continue reading Confessions of a Procrastinator


                What happened to Malaysian airline MH370? In our age of presumed super technology the notion that a Boeing 777, a huge passenger aircraft, could simply disappear from the sky is both fascinating and terrifying. As days pass and the mystery deepens the rumors and speculation grow wilder. Observers read news articles and listen to television reports. Meanwhile, as much as thousands of miles away … Continue reading Disappeared

Right or Wrong?

Reprinted from:   An open letter to the miserable person who slipped this message under my sister’s door in a hotel in Colorado.                  Dear Parent of Infinite Wisdom, First of all, I only write this in order to reassure my sister and brother-in-law that they are not doing anything wrong. You are undoubtedly a nasty person regardless of the situation you find yourself in … Continue reading Right or Wrong?