Shirley Temple Versus Honey Boo Boo

The dumbing down of America is in full swing what with the likes of Lizard Lick Towing, Honey Boo Boo Child and many other reality shows featuring denizens of the South. Not to say that all Southerners are “chaw” chewing backwoods inbred monsters. Because, after all, there was also Mayberry. But which child would you …

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On Bitterness

I don’t know about you, but I’m taking my cue on bitterness from the late actor Hari Rhodes (of “Daktari” fame): “Bitterness … is a consuming, cancerous quality out of which comes nothing but self-destruction, while out of an anger can come many constructive things, if nothing more than the drive to get something done.”