No, it’s not a typo. I didn’t mean New Normal, I meant No Normal.
If you’re waiting for things to get back to normal, you’re likely to be disappointed. I personally don’t think the world, our country or the economy will ever become normal again. Change has always been the only constant, but now change is happening more rapidly, and the results are becoming evident much faster.
Things that happen in other parts of the world have a much quicker effect on us than they ever did. Change is happening faster and the rate of change is accelerating.
We all have pet peeves. Lane drifters, loud profane talk, people who cut you off—in traffic and in mid-sentence—are some of the few I have.
But one of the biggest is people who monopolize conversations.
These people must wonder why others tend to avoid them. The reason is they simply talk too much, don’t listen well—or both.
Some talkers are actually fairly interesting to listen to—for awhile. Maybe they’re uncomfortable with periods of silence or they simply feel the need to entertain. But they just don’t stop. It becomes trying, tiresome and eventually, just plain annoying.
There's a lot of talk these days about how much—if any—privacy we must give up in the name of national and personal security.
Here in the United States, the fourth amendment (from The Bill of Rights) protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.
But now we find out that our government has been accessing millions of phone records to see who might possibly be talking to potential terrorists.Or so they say. Just how much privacy are we entitled to?