It’s that time again: New Year’s resolutions. According to online resources, resolutionmeans “a firm decision to do or not do something” or “a formal expression of intention.” A New Year’s resolution is “a commitment that an individual makes to reform a habit and is set apart from other resolutions because it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings.” Read More
My Canadian Oxford Dictionary provides many nuances for the word choice, including by choice (because you have chosen: I am here by choice), of choice (preferred: our method of choice), and of one’s choice (that one has chosen: dine at the restaurant of your choice). Read More
I returned home from a funeral to find a message telling me that Maya Margo Balog had passed away that morning.
I didn’t expect my first post to be about death, but I suppose that represents how death is generally viewed in Western culture — known to occur but rarely discussed. Read More
Have you ever been asked whether you see the glass ashalf full or half empty? Underlying this question is the notion that you are an optimist or a pessimist. You know the “correct” answer, right? Half full. So if you can look at situations positively, why choose anything else? Read More