Military mama: No heroics behind injuries

Have you ever had an injury so embarrassing that you’d rather suffer in silence than answer the question, “how did you manage that?” Years back, my mom took a wrong step exiting a church staircase. Two stairs and she broke multiple bones in both feet. What a waste of a good injury — the holy […]

Verbal gaffes offer public much insight

Freedom New Mexico If you get a kick out of hearing important people say embarrassing things, March has been a merry month. A National Public Radio executive and a likely presidential candidate let fly with remarks they shouldn’t have, and although both prompted the usual pointing and laughing, the verbal stumbles offered insights into what […]

Scientific race to dispute God futile

Freedom New Mexico The embarrassing race to disprove God continues with a new book titled “The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life,” by acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking and lesser-known physicist Leonard Mlodinow. Humanity cannot survive and thrive without honest and objective science. Without pure science, it’s easy to surmise that humans […]

Assertiveness training 101 for toddlers

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I wonder about the “experts” who show up spurting on television morning shows. I was too busy with getting-ready-to-go busy-ness to be paying much attention, but my ears perked up recently when one expert was introduced as a “joy consultant.” Not a consultant named Joy. A “joy consultant.” I’m still […]

The day I didn’t shoot my eye out

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It was a pretty embarrassing moment—that day years ago when I shot myself. I like to think of it as an accidental shooting, though I was holding the gun, and I was aiming carefully, and I did pull the trigger on purpose. I was intent on causing a death, […]

Bliss trumps wrongs

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Children ask all sorts of embarrassing questions and sometimes put us on the spot. This weekend, I had a lot of explaining to do when we visited New Orleans. I went with my five children and my teenage babysitter — naturally hubby still deployed. We thought that it would be […]

Politicians beware: America is watching

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sometimes I have a suspicion I’m being watched by somebody, and that elaborate plans are made with me in mind. Of course, it’s probably unfounded. When I drove to the office all of last month and saw that an adjacent restaurant had “Very Vanilla” as its frozen yogurt of […]