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It’s a matter of trust — Part 1 by Angel Perkins

September 18, 2012

You can’t always trust what others say. You learn that as a child when all adults are literally worshiped because they are entirely relied upon for food, shelter, comfort and protection.
I trusted my Aunt Pete as a child but found it hard to believe when she told me that spoonful of medicine was going to make me feel better, when seconds later it felt like strawberry gasoline trickling down my throat. You blindly trust and believe your adults, your leaders and masters (aka family, baby-sitters and teachers) because they are the ones with all the knowledge.

The sad demise of a lifelong guide by Angel Perkins

September 18, 2012

If you can remember sitting on your grandparents’ living room floor and watching Lawrence Welk for “like the 10,000 time” while you tried to stay awake ... you are old like me.

It’s that time again: picking the lesser evil by Angel Perkins

September 10, 2012

Well, it’s that time again. No, I don’t mean the time to start choosing seasonal items of clothing from your “closet” boxes or bins. No, not the time to get into the swing of school or not having the kids at home. I don’t even mean the time for closing up the beaches or to “fall back” with our clocks.

Find the path of least resistance — Part 2

August 29, 2012

The following is the conclusion of a two-part column.

Find the path of least resistance Part 2 by Angel Perkins

August 22, 2012

This is part one of a three-part column intended to help my readers to tend to their business in an effective and timely manner.

Writer and motivational lecturer Napoleon Hill was quoted as saying, “The past of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.” True.
H.G. Wells, known by many as the “father of science fiction” also looked at the easier way of doing this as a negative by saying, “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” Mmmmm. Not always.

Do you suffer from ‘Daddy’s little hero’ syndrome? by Angel Perkins

August 19, 2012

A similar column to this one ran years ago in the Bourbon News-Mirror. In the last couple years I have been asked to reprint it by several parents, and because I can’t find the original, I looked for it and I think this (a rough draft found on my home computer) is pretty close to it.

In large school districts sports teams are made up of the very best of the best, the cream of the crop; it’s survival of the fittest. Just as many will go home with their tail between their legs as there will be those that will be fitted for uniforms.

What is there not to get? Part 2 by Angel Perkins

August 10, 2012

Another “what-is-there-not-to-get” scenario that I encounter regularly is one regarding waiting. As small children, unless we somehow managed to live without any human contact whatsoever, we have been taught to take turns. It is logical, common sense, fair. There may be emergency situation exceptions, like a pregnant woman waiting in line for a stall in a restroom or a person bleeding profusely in an emergency room lobby. Other than those and similar circumstances, there is no good reason to “cut” in line.

What is there not to get? Part 1 by Angel Perkins

July 31, 2012

Throughout my long and chaotic existence on this planet there have been many things that have baffled me. No, I’m not the brightest Crayola in the box and yes, I can be accurately described as ditsy, unorganized and gullible. Add that to my ADHD and my life and career (both which I LOVE), along with the fact that my brain is rapidly aging, you will understand me as my friends and family do, as the woman who may put the cereal box in the refrigerator and the milk in the cupboard.

Social network may need net-full of social work

July 28, 2012

As one of the first of my friends and family to own and operate a computer, I swore I wouldn’t give in to using the vast window of knowledge as a lazy and unattached source of meager social communication.
When MySpace became The Latest, I felt posting one’s pictures and decorating their “space” to fit their style, send of humor, and mood was disgustingly self-serving, a tool for only the vain to use and then only those who had way too much time on their hands.

Aging? Not an option...

July 18, 2012

I understand that with the impending doom of global warming, economic recession and avian flu that looms ever over our heads and the other countries’ laughing at or terrorizing or poisoning us I should speak on matters more pressing than petty. But I am a woman — so please indulge the worries of my troubled mind.
While global turmoils rage on I am getting old. “They” tell us to “age gracefully” but I intend to go down, as with any battle, kicking and screaming.

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