Readers blogs in Living
March 8, 2014
| Selling Smelling, The Epic Collision of Bacon and Surplus Productivity
This one is not to be missed. Bacon, the Chuck Norris of cured meats, has just been elevated to epic status thanks to one of the world’s largest food company’s embrace of surplus productivity. If you aren’t aware by now, Kraft Food’s Oscar Meyer brand of meats has introduc...
Posted by paulwinghart at 5:19 p.m. | Talkbacks
March 5, 2014
| Thought Balloons
Worries should float like stray balloons rising to the sky.Simplistic thinking I confess.Maybe a sharp pin would appear in thin air. It would puncture the worn out latex, allowing the big mess to burst. The rubber pieces disintegrate before making contact with the ground. One intentional slip ...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 8:31 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 20, 2014
| What Surplus Productivity Is...And Isn't
Since we first started using term “surplus productivity” to ascribe the current state of the US economy back in 2006is , many people have asked us to explain it to them in terms that they can use. Since everybody is different, here are just a few different ways to look at it in no par...
Posted by paulwinghart at 1:05 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 16, 2014
I'm not sure where my open mindedness comes from. I grew up with a prudish mother and a rigid father. Every so often is 'breaking news' where a famous person announces they are gay. Academy award nominated actress Ellen Page came 'out' during a recent speech. While admirable and brave, ...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 12:05 a.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 12, 2014
| The Dog Didn't Really Eat My Homework
Excuses are never in short supply. Why something was not accomplished or why an incident happened often produces a fictitious response. A thin facade drapes over eyes of the one listening to the half truths. Little white lies such as why homework wasn't done or how a favorite glass was broken...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 9:36 p.m. | Talkbacks
| Snow Globe
Snow globes, transparent sphere in a delicate glass prison. Once false move the fragile contents can shatter in a sopping mess on the floor. So safe under the protective bubble. A cozy red brick house with tall trees and snow mounds. Cheerful figures with rosy cheeks. Fuzzy mittens and vivid f...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 9:29 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 11, 2014
| Oh Flappy Bird, We Hardly Knew Ye
Oh Flappy Bird, We Hardly Knew Ye - February 10th, 2014by Paul WinghartIn case you haven't heard the news, Flappy Bird the video game, is no longer available for download. It is not that is wasn't successful. On the contrary is was very successful and perhaps that was the problem. In a serie...
Posted by paulwinghart at 1:45 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 7, 2014
| Creating story was a means of escape
Writing is different for everyone, as everyone has different goals. Some write to woo, others to persuade, and more still for recognition. Every writer sees the big names in writing: King, Steel, Patterson, the list goes on-and some would wish to be like that, in the limelight, with their name in...
Posted by TaylorColeman at 5:06 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 3, 2014
| Smile and All the Ketchup Will Smile Back at You - February 2nd, 2014
Smile and All the Ketchup Will Smile Back at You - February 2nd, 2014by Paul WinghartIn 1998, Heinz Company spent a lot of money to run an ad during the Superbowl. At that time, the ketchup maker was rolling with a campaign that touted using 25 tomatoes in every bottle for a "richer, thicker...
Posted by paulwinghart at 11:02 p.m. | Talkbacks
Feb. 1, 2014
When living in one spot for many years, junk accumulates. Take it from me, a person who lived in the same cramped apartment for seven years. Each purchase or gift received piles up in a dark corner of an empty room. Especially with a husband who doesn't want to part with or throw away anythin...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 10:04 p.m. | Talkbacks