The Nor’easter

As I recall it was the winter of ’96, blizzard after blizzard griped the northeast. Me being a New Englander having moved to Massachusetts from Chicago some 25 years earlier I can truthfully say that I have been accustomed to the frigid temperatures winters always bring. But it was on that one February day I…

7 Lessons I Learned From My Dad’s Bankruptcy

A defining moment in my life was at the age of 16 when my dad went bankrupt. He owned his own business and was really passionate and knowledgeable about his product. But what he wasn’t so passionate and knowledgeable about was Sales and Marketing. He didn’t know how to attract prospective customers or how to…

How to Cut Lattice Panels

You can use lattice panels to extend your existing fence, section off your yard or garden, or make a privacy nook within your garden. You could also create a nice decorative effect with the lattice panels. Choosing lattice lets you enjoy the refreshing natural flow of air. Lattice comes in 4 by 8 foot and…

Looking for a New Pine Bed?

If you are looking to purchase a new bed that's durable, attractive to look at and reasonably priced, then why not consider purchasing a pine bed. Whether you are looking for a bed for a new house, newly decorated bedroom, or because you have had your current bed for far too long and need a…

Legalities Surrounding Service Disconnection

In December 2000, a body corporate disrupted the electrical supplies to the sections of owners who disputed the method of calculation, and failed to pay a special levy raised to pay for improvements to common property. The affected owners made a joint and urgent application to the High Court, as a result of which the…

The Play

The only aim I e’er got off my old man was a date cardboard when I was ten. He’d departed off when I was digit and unexpended me and mam and my girl to fend for ourselves. Mam never talks around him but my fille remembers him. ‘What was dad similar?’ I ask. She looks…

What Men Are Saying

A fortnight ago, I wrote on what a woman wants to hear from her husband and people accused me that I was being biased. So I have decided to write on what the men are trying to say to their wives. Over the years, women have historically complained that men do not understand them, many…

Things to Know Before Becoming a HVAC Contractor

In order to become a HVAC contractor you will need HVAC certification to work with air conditioners, heaters, etc. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. This contractor will specialize in the repair and maintenance of ventilation, heating, and cooling. Different type of certifications • Type 1-you would service minority appliances like window air conditioners…

Our Passage Through Life

Our passage through life is one of the few things in life that unite us. We all, from the mighty King to the most abject pauper share the same passage. Okay, lets take a look at this passage. How are our first couple of years upon downtown planet earth? We are, each and everyone of…

The Benefits of Daily Prayer

There are many psychological benefits of daily prayer. You feel that you have fulfilled an obligation. You also feel that you are better than the others who do not pray everyday. You may even feel that you are right with your God because you have fulfilled an obligation. But on reflection these benefits are not…

And What Did We Get For Our $ 14 Trillion Debt?

There are many major issues of our times that never seem to get resolved by the political class sitting in Washington. The issues of failing public schools, the lack of a coherent national energy strategy, escalating health care costs, leaky borders, Social Security and Medicare heading for insolvency, a bloated military establishment, and other major…

Gothic Sublime

Gothic literature is sublime and let’s ascertain the reasons for it being so. I would like to use the following paraphernalia for doing it. They are New Criticism, Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, Marxian Criticism, Deconstruction and Feminism. New Criticism is the analysis of tropes or figures of speech used in literature. The tropes in Gothic Literature bear…

The Barriers to an Adult Child’s Self-Esteem

The second of the twelve Adult Children of Alcoholics promises states, “Our self-esteem will increase as we give ourselves approval on a daily basis.” Although I could extol the virtues of this milestone, waxing rhapsodic about high self-esteem and the accolades I one day hope to associate myself with, I choose instead to discuss the…