"IF" JR Kipling

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:59

The following should be required reading. ‘IF’ was written by an Indian born, English Nobel Laureate poet and journalist named Joseph Rudyard Kipling. It can serve as the ultimate inspiration that tells all of us how to deal with different phases in life and helps us to become better people.

The poem, written in 1895 and first published in ‘Rewards and Fairies’, 1910 is 32 lines long with four stanzas of eight lines each. It is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John. 

I’m Very Worried

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:45

So am I very worried? Yes, I am. I have just finished reading a book by Masha Gessen —Surviving Autocracy— that in my thoughts may become prophetic.

I am a professor of literature who, unlike Jonathan Swift, would have taken Sir Francis Bacon’s side in the "Fable of the Spider and the Bee.” Like Bacon, I like to distinguish the difference between “men of experiment" and "men of dogma.” I trust the former.

Worst Frenemy
ub Mon, 04/27/2020 - 09:10

Who’s Your Real Frenemy? They never offer any support, often ask for much more than they share. Always takes but never ever gives.

Who is the deadbeat that always needs help or a huge favor, then they don’t care about your life and don't have any interest in what is going on? Also, they do not show up in time for the other's needs. So, it is often a one-sided relationship. People who like to pull-you-down. Undermining frenemy: This type of frenemy loves to fling insults. Like a person who visits your social media space to spread hate.

Happy Leap Day
ub Sat, 02/29/2020 - 07:30

February 29 is Leap Day. No, don’t start jumping just yet, this has nothing to do with frogs or ballet. It has to do with catching up to the Gregorian calendar and the rotation of the sun.

According to the Gregorian calendar which is the most widely used civil calendar in the world, and it's a day that takes place mostly during years that are divisible by four.

So, years including 2004, 2008, and 2012 were leaping years, and this year, we're celebrating leap day again.

Know When To Fold
ub Sun, 01/05/2020 - 06:44

There comes a time for everyone to step down and call it a day, but why do some folks always let their inflated egos get in their way?

Most decent players have an understanding of when to fold. The decision made playing cards to preflop, or thinking before the flop by deciding whether to fold, call or raise based on your position is always the crucial one.

Fight Truth Decay

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:23

Americans need to know the whole truth and nothing but, so help us, God. Why do we allow this to continue?

Why did Donald Trump move on from liers Roy Cohn to Michael Cohen as his attorney and fixers?

How did POTUS get here? It was Roy Marcus Cohn a gay-hating homosexual, and Jew-hater? Was he the presence of evil?

#RoyCohen James Woods' Citizen Cohn is also worth watching

Education Solution

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:01

Next month, I begin teaching at #NYPL The New York Public Library- The following are 32 stunning international libraries you may wish to visit for research and education.

El próximo mes, empiezo a enseñar en la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York de #NYPL. Las siguientes son 32 bibliotecas internacionales deslumbrantes que puede visitar para investigación y educación.

Change The World ub Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:31

There is always room for improvement and we can improve one day at a time. Don't you agree? Are you roll-up sleeves and get it done type who enjoys thinking big and working small by turning strategy and ideas into real-life accomplishments.

Education 101

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:14

Lately, I am hearing way too many people inappropriately using the word LIKE and I do not like it at all. Furthermore, our schools are not teaching the basic reading, writing, arithmetic, science and communication skills necessary to be competitive.

What follows is a basic curriculum in life that an adolescent should know before reaching adulthood. There will probably be other skills you can add to this list, so please do it.