Category Archives: Cultural Complaints

A Christmas Canvas of the Heart

I once knew a woman who believed she could create a Christmas canvas of the heart whenever it felt right. I can understand her impulse. She sincerely believed that the important part of Christmas occurred in the heart. Therefore, she decided to... Read More | Share it now!

Reasons to Deplore the Global Village

There are several reasons to deplore the global village that the world has become, but I’ll limit myself to one. What I hate most about globalization is what it’s done to local talent. Every city has stunning voices, great musicians, fine... Read More | Share it now!

Social Media and Xenophobia

Social media and xenophobia directly connect via the mass popularity of cell phones, texting,  and the Internet. In fact, this technology has become both a conduit for and an enhancement of our culture’s basic xenophobic tendencies. The users of... Read More | Share it now!

Going Public with the Private

Why is going public with the private viewed as bravery? Why is telling total strangers everything we think, feel, or do viewed as a positive act?  Why isn’t it simply undisciplined and needy?  Maybe I’m asking, why Facebook? Why do we want the... Read More | Share it now!

Privacy is Less a Right than an Art

Privacy is less a right than an art. And only an art form allows the oxymoron of being private in public to stand true. Actors, after all, have experimented for millennia with the concept of privacy as an art form. The Private Moment Have you ever... Read More | Share it now!

Public or Private

Public or private. Decide which it is and stick with it. I don’t get this bare-your-guts style of blogging in which the public and the private are conflated. You can’t be private in public unless it’s through an art form. Most blogs are about as... Read More | Share it now!