Donald R Barbera's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Shadow Boxing

Speaking with God seems to be quite common among religionists. It would seem that in these conversations the directions for solving world hunger, curing cancer and a host of other diseases might be a topic, instead of new ways to bilk Barnum's favorite group.



With that type of connection, it would seem that God might at least pass along a few hints and tips about parting waters or stopping the sun so we could have daylight longer and work 24 hours to catch up on the bills. Of course,… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 29, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Apples and Oranges

Understanding the difference between apples and oranges is difficult when your tastebuds are partial to watermelon and red soda water especially when trying to spin a story as tragic, but predictable as the Arizona massacre that severely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.



It was about 12:30 p.m. when I walked into the lunchroom and as usual the television was tuned to FOX News, which for the people I work with is par for the NRA, Right Wing, ultra-religious folk… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 11, 2011 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Is It Just Me?

Recently, I've found that my patience and manners when dealing with religionists to be nearly absent; in fact, I've been accused of being excessively curt and even belligerent. After reviewing my behavior I found that my critics were right and I must add, quite lenient as I reviewed several recordings where I was not only truculent and abrasive, but downright rude. At first I attributed my behavior to aging, but that was not the reason as I heard the exasperation and tiredness in my voice.… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 8, 2011 at 8:45pm — 9 Comments

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