If It’s Written Down, Is It Still Unwritten?

A few days ago I read an article about the rules of communication in today’s society. The title of the article is ‘Don’t call me before you text’: The new rules of communicating in the digital era. It can be found by doing a quick search, or use your energy judiciously and just click on the above link. After reading the article one side of my mind asked the other, “If it’s written down, is it still unwritten?” That’s the question I now pose to you.

Really, that’s not the purpose of this blog entry. I’ve read the rules several times and would like to respond to each of them. There are 15, yes 15, rules to communicating with another person. For a guy that’s getting older as each day comes and goes, I get the impression that I am being left behind in this ever younger world of technological advances. Maybe I can help myself (you, too?) by making a correlation between each of today’s rules with how we did it around my house when I was much younger than I am now. Continue reading


Who’s on Strike?


I read that Mr. Trump wants to now call this partial government shutdown a strike. That got me to thinking. What is a strike, anyway?

Dictionary.com defines a strike as “a concerted stopping of work or withdrawal of worker’s services, as to compel an employer to accede to workers’ demands or in protest against terms or conditions imposed by an employer.” Yep, that’s what I always thought a strike was. Continue reading

My Challenge to You


I am going to read All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I know. I should have read this long ago, but it just seems that something always got in the way. Anyway, I’m going to read it now.

When I opened the book I came to the section titled To The Reader From The Author. An interesting way for an author to address their public. But it does have some good information that should be taken to heart before beginning the adventure of reading this book. Continue reading