Monthly Archives: August 2014

Summer’s End

Well, actually, it isn’t. Fall doesn’t officially begin until Sept 21. But Labor Day Weekend, at least here in New York, marks the end of summer vacation and the start of a new school year. For most of the last … Continue reading

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Modern “Manners” a Misnomer?

I work with the public. I deal with all sorts of people: interesting, boring, aggressive, sweet, surly, needy, independent, aggravating, fun, nerdy, emo, intelligent, stupid, caring, egotistical….. and I deal with them at all ages, from cradle to the grave. … Continue reading

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Language: Slang, Vernacular, Generational Differences

Every generation has its own vernacular, its own slang. Sometimes, it is completely different from one generation to the next. Sometimes, some terms over-lap. Sometimes, a term drops out of sight for a generation or two, only to pop back … Continue reading

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Mother – Daughter Relationships

I used to think I was pretty lucky to have a mother who was also my friend, even when we aren’t all that much alike in some things. Now my own daughter is in her teens, and I am incredibly … Continue reading

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