156. Fight the fortress.

They talk of conventional wisdom.  I know it is defined as traditional or customary wisdom.  I think the context often implies modern wisdom or current wisdom. I admit that wisdom changes with the accumulation of knowledge.  Medical science can attest to that, to name only one example.  If wise living changes with the times and advances…

109. And you? What do you have to say?

Talk is cheap, says the old saying. I know it refers to promises made in words and not kept in deeds. For me, it also implies the gossipy chatter about something or someone in the public domain; the safe talk of anonymity that could never commit any person to an opinion that might be quoted…

29. Come take a bath for a change.

We live the fast life. Morning routines with school-going children and office hours fill the house with hasty showers, wet hair and the smell of shampoo rushing to spend a few minutes on breakfast before the duties of the day chases them out the door. Mothers stand guard, remind, encourage and pack food with one…