“It is what it is…” was apparently first coined around 1949, rising in popularity from the 1990’s forward. Now, we occasionally hear it in films or uttered by famous people, or even someone we know around us. It pretty much just means “accept it and move on.” It’s very fatalistic. So the other night, right… Read More It Is What It Is… Or Is It?
There is a small children’s nursery rhyme most of us learned growing up – usually in response to some bully calling us names. It first appeared approximately 1844. There are many variations but the basic is: Sticks and stones may break my bones But names (or words) will never harm me. You know what? Neurologists… Read More Sticks and Stones AND Words HURT
Do you know you can be killing your future with your mouth? As the World War II poster above states, “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. Loose lips sink ships is an idiom meaning “beware of unguarded talk”. This phrase was coined as a slogan during WWII as part of the US Office of War Information’s attempt to… Read More YOU Are Killing Your Future With Your Mouth Redux
…and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17b If you’re like me, you probably didn’t really understand what this scripture meant when you first read it. King James English sometimes leaves something to be desired. You actually can become more confused reading that version simply because of language differences –… Read More Calling Those Things That Be Not