Faith & Prayer
Office Politics: How Do You Work With Someone Who’s “Impossible”?
Ever wondered whether you’re speaking different languages (or inhabiting different planets) when you’re trying to communicate with a particular coworker-who-shall-not-be-named? Ever felt like tearing your hair out (or theirs) every time you’re forced to cooperate with a certain so-and-so on a project? In other words, does someone at your job make you wanna scream? I’m…
Is There a Free Pass When People Are Just Plain Annoying?
I wish. So, I’ve been hounding my friends like crazy lately. Why? Well, lately I’ve felt fresh out of ethical dilemmas. My solution was to post a status message on Facebook and instant messenger, begging people to send any ethical quandaries my way. I promised I’d make them famous (ish). I received quite a few…
Judge Not… Or Not?
We shouldn’t make snap decisions, right? At least, that’s the message I believe one of our commenters was trying to get across when he (or she) wrote in response to our David Letterman post, “Hero Or Creep“: Might there not be an ethical question in deciding whether you can judge someone as creepy without knowing…
Karma or Racism — You Tell Me
Yesterday was a big day for me; I moved out of New York City, my home of seven years. It was a whirlwind day–finishing up some work, packing, saying my goodbyes to good friends. Then of course there was the small matter of getting all my belongings to the airport–never an easy task in the…
Getting the Last Word: Petty, But So Desperately Satisfying
Today in the grocery store checkout line, a regal-looking elderly woman gave me a hard time. It burned me up so much I walked out of there fuming and practically muttering to myself, rehashing the incident and thinking, boy, when I get home, I am SO gonna blog about this. Why? Because I felt unjustly…
David Letterman: Hero Or Creep?
By now you’ve probably heard: David Letterman’s been the victim of a blackmail attempt to extort $ 2 million to keep quiet about sexual affairs he had with female staffers. Instead, Letterman chose to go on the air and, well, air his dirty laundry before the blackmailer could. Watch a clip here: Amazingly, his audience…
Child Adopted Then Returned: Did Anita Tedaldi Do The Right Thing?
Oh, boy do I not want to blog about this. Talk about a topic where I know not whereof I speak… Anita Tedaldi, who first posted an essay about her experiences as the adoptive mother of baby “D” in the New York Times‘ Motherlode blog, went on the Today Show to further elucidate what made…
Not in My Backyard–but Perhaps the Woods Behind It ?
My sense of justice vs legal ethics goes a bit askew when it comes to sex offenders. On the one hand, I believe in crime and punishment as well as rehabilitation; on the other hand, I don’t know many other crimes that are so offensive to the soul. In Georgia, sex offenders were pushed literally…
Earthquake, Tsunami Strike American Samoa: Will You Reach Out A Hand To Aid Those Suffering This Faraway Disaster?
It’s being reported upwardsof a hundred lives may have been lost in Samoa and American Samoa, tiny South Pacific islands far, far away from most of us (assuming you’re a continental American reading this). Closer to home, floods inGeorgia recently destroyed parts of 17 counties and cost 5 lives. Which disaster caused a greater pang…
Voting, Great And Small
Today in NYC there’s a primary runoff election to decide who’ll be the next democratic candidates for city comptroller and public advocate. And, in a city of 8 million, something like a whopping 170,000 are expected to vote. As the New York Times’ Clyde Haberman drily puts it, this is about the size of the audience…
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