Readers blogs in Living
April 23, 2014
| An Ode To Aldi
Oh Aldi, your delightful ad which arrives weekly nestled amongst your competitors, always greets me with a little bit of excitement to see just what you're up to this week. Your layout and design is done quite well with just the right blend of "hip" and "modern" meets "st...
Posted by eBot.s_beard at 12:07 p.m. | Talkbacks
April 22, 2014
By Sahnya Susan ThomTake “Three-To-Be-Free” mini-breathing bre aks during the day. With all the iPads, iPods, apps,texting, twitter, and cell phones, it’s no wonder we are missing out on our life. Our technologicaldevices are designed to distract, hyperconnect, and addict us. We...
Posted by Senseisahnyathom at 11:56 a.m. | Talkbacks
April 16, 2014
| Dirty Laundry
Dirty laundry. Smelly, stained wrinkly remnants of the day. Piles of worn out clothing that become a mile high if laziness takes over. Crusty gobs of dried peanut butter on a sleeve, sauce splattered on a white dress. Snags in pantyhose, holes in sheets. Charred pants from an i...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 11:02 p.m. | Talkbacks
| Fresh Picked Off The Assorted Easter Chocolates Tree
Paging through this week's ad circular from Pick ‘N Save I came across this gem of WTF design layout. Pick ‘N Save ads have always entertained me whether it be their "new look" to try to cater to the more green-organic-natural small co-op shopper or their infamous "Back...
Posted by eBot.s_beard at 11:35 a.m. | Talkbacks
April 11, 2014
| Human, After All.
My friend *Lilly moved on to another job some time ago. I see her every now and then. I miss our silliness and trying to survive grad school together.Sometimes when I see her she asks if people around the office miss her. To some it seems weird since she left almost two years ago. I had dinne...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 10:52 p.m. | Talkbacks
April 10, 2014
| Take Care of your Mouth
Smokeless tobacco products come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even flavors. However, despite carrying flavors like Peach, Apple, and Berry Blend, smokeless tobacco products are far from harmless. Smokeless tobacco can cause serious damage to your mouth and gums. One of...
Posted by Ladj2038 at 6:24 p.m. | Talkbacks
April 6, 2014
| Don't Dream It's Over
A dream is difficult to let go. Langston Hughes deliciously delivers the message in the poem "A Dream Deferred" A dream put off slowly decomposes until nothing is left. A vision of the life once wanted was juicy and tasty. Now the dream as Hughes put it "sags like a ...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 8:57 p.m. | Talkbacks
April 5, 2014
| Weather or not, the Curious Case of Economic Volatility - April 5th, 2014
Weather or not, the Curious Case of Economic Volatility - April 5th, 2014We've become so accustomed to hearing about weather with respect to the jobs report it is been way to easy to confuse the meteorologist on the local news for an economist these days. That is what makes yesterday's jobs...
Posted by paulwinghart at 6:27 p.m. | Talkbacks
April 4, 2014
| Do you want the good news or bad news first?
Bad news is unpleasant and unavoidable. I was having a conversation with a woman named Katie today. We discussed how in any job, a person always has to be the bearer of some sort of dreadful decision. A diagnosis of a serious illness or concerning test result.An application for college, a ...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 9:19 a.m. | Talkbacks
March 30, 2014
| The Ball Game
Baseball players never hit a home run every chance at bat. The pitching arm is sore or just tired from the double header. Somehow the stars align and that is when the magic happens. The bat is swatted at the air in a few trial strokes. The crowd wild and untamed chanting the player's name. A ...
Posted by KarenPilarski at 1:07 p.m. | Talkbacks