Category Archives: Public Places Etiquette

Colin Kaepernick Takes a Knee

Down on your knee to take a stand.

Did Colin Kaepernick have the right to take a knee during his country's national anthem? Yes. Unless, his contract or the team's policies and procedures manual, which he no doubt signed, dictates otherwise.  If there is a stipulation in his contract(s) that he must stand during the...
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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

For some people, remembering 9/11 is just a distant memory.  For others it's a day that stirs up hostile thoughts and feelings; for others, sadness and sorrow. Whether you prefer to use the phrase, "Never forget" or "Remember...," what is it we should truly never forget or always remember? Well, we can focus our...
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Adele Calls Out Critic

Hello Adele, Your critic heard you, we heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..."
Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****."
Famed...
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Monastery Stays | Part I | Tips for a Silent Retreat

Monastery Stays | Tips for a Silent Retreat | Part I

Why do people choose a silent retreat? I don't know, but I do know why I chose it. My cup runneth over. I have little to complain about, but have much to be grateful for. And with time and seclusion impossible to find, I was...
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Phone Booths

10 reasons to bring them back.

The public is sick and tired of being forced to listen to random conversations.
What would it be like if you could only use your cell phone in designated areas, or phone booth-like stalls?
10 reasons to bring back the phone booth:
  1. You can't doze off or concentrate on your...
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National Hamburger Day

It is National Hamburger Day! 6 Tips on Handling the Hamburger.

If you're a vegetarian, then I guess you are not interested in a day celebrating beef! According to the "History" website, the hamburger is the world's most popular food; over 40 billion burgers served annually. Origin: It is said that Hamburg, Germany was where the...
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World Naked Gardening Day

May 2 is World Naked Gardening Day! 

The observation of gardening naked began only a few years ago (2005). They try to promote "a healthy sense of body acceptance."

"Just get naked and make your part of the botanical world a healthier and more attractive place."

Well, I guess if...

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National Compliment Day

National Compliment Day; keep it sincere.

Compliment: praise, flattery, endorsement

Don't confuse it with "complement": completes, enhancement, counterpart

Why do some people find it difficult to accept a compliment?  Here are the most common reasons that I've heard:
  • It just feels awkward and uncomfortable.
  • I feel like I have to compliment them right back.
  • I...
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