Tag Archive: 2 Cents worth

May 14, 2015

What Ever Happened to Cheaters Never Prosper?

Sport, in many ways mimics life. The harder you train for your sport, the better you get. The better you get, the higher level you achieve amongst your peers. The better you are able to combine your talents with those of your peers, the more success your team will achieve. It is not difficult to correlate sport to the working world, and thus sport has long been a good teaching tool for children. The lessons learned on the playing field... View Article

April 15, 2015

An Acceptable Form of Payment

A farmer, whose land holdings grew ever closer to the boundaries of an expanding metropolis, patiently waited for the right time to sell his land. When that day came, he and his family became instant millionaires. Set for life, he placed his money securely in the bank, and, true to his disciplined demeanor, did not touch it. Within five years through the wonders of inflation (in this case, hyperinflation), the sum he had received for his lands and which he... View Article

June 19, 2014

A Broadened Scope

A friend of a friend relayed an anecdote of a friend who late in life found herself single. As I am neither late in life (I hope) nor single (or female) I can only begin to imagine how it must be to be either of these. Yet, just as a childless couple who seem to excel at dispensing parental advice, I found myself with no shortage of judgement on the circumstances of the single senior. In this particular case, the... View Article

May 22, 2014

The Randomness of Life

       There are not many things in life that are random anymore- we have engineered our lives to limit uncertainty.  While the drive within humans toward this path has probably always existed, it’s pace has hastened lockstep with technological advances.  When it comes to television entertainment, we have the ability to watch what we want when we want unencumbered by commercials or a half hour of dead space between our favourite programs. Would Seinfeld have been as enjoyable,... View Article

March 19, 2014


When I was in sixth grade, I got into a school yard disagreement with another sixth grade boy that resulted in a ripped jacket – his.  As we were sitting down for family dinner the phone rang, and my father got up to answer it.  When he had returned to the table, I noticed his mood had deteriorated appreciably.  It seemed the boys parents weren’t pleased with the ripped jacket. I do not recall much of a talking to from... View Article

February 11, 2014

Late Again, an Apology and a Lame Promise

      It has been the better part of four years that I have been writing this column in SNAP.  Early on, there used to be a deadline of the 18th of the month by which contributors were to submit their article for publication in the following months paper. As this left very little time to formulate the layout, edit the articles, and send to publication, writers were eventually asked to adjust their submission dates to the 5th of... View Article

January 15, 2014

Phone Manners

For those of us who still maintain one in our homes, the role of the land line telephone has indeed evolved. A generation ago, (and still for some folks who are either too cheap, too stubborn or too smart to own a cell phone), the telephone was a vital link to the outside world.  Today, more and more people forgo ownership of a landline telephone, as their ever present cell phone does a more than sufficient job of keeping them ‘connected’.  While much... View Article