NYC 311: Image Problems

I was in class at City College of NY (yes, I am a middle aged college returnee), and a classmate, the professor and I were looking at an article in NY Metro News, one of the free handout papers. The article (shown here) is about people using the 3-1-1 service to harass neighbors, or other…

Naming

My parents named me after a grandfather and a great uncle. The names on my birth certificate are legal and binding. When I got married I took my husband’s surname, thus changing one name listed on my birth certificate with another legal document. But I also use a nickname with most of my friends and…

The Thinking Space Opens

  I love Bloom County. And this cartoon from the early 1980’s always resonates with me because its theme is how I feel most times when I look at the news of the world around me. I get depressed and dejected and have to go and recoup somewhere.  But increasingly I am asking myself what…