Month: June 2017

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

Customarily, the first question people ask in their initial greeting is “How are you?” or “How is your day?” Based on the responses I have heard, the most common way to respond to these questions is to say “good” or “okay.” It appears that we have established a pre-programed response to these greetings. Honestly, the…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

When you experience a physical wound on a part of your body, the first reaction is to clean the wound to determine the damage and prevent infection. Depending on the type of injury, you may still feel some pain or discomfort as the healing process takes place. According to Shield Healthcare, when the skin is…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

“Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.” After Samantha graduated from a prestigious university, she was confident that she was going to be successful in her future endeavors. Nothing stood in the way of her future. Yet, despite hundreds…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

Have you ever watched a movie that made you recall past moments from your life that still follow you today? In 2002, the movie The Time Machine was released starring Guy Pearce. This was the movie that made me think about my life. Guy Pearce played a character who was looking for the answer to…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

In today’s society, there is a growing concern about the growth and development of our youth.  The youth of today fall into one of two categories, often classified as Generation Y (the millennials), born between 1980 and 1995 or Generation Z, born between 1996 and 2010. I remember, as a child, my elders and school…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

Over the years, I have witnessed countless debates regarding the benefits of being single versus being in a relationship. Some people believe that a person’s gender may provide an advantage to being single. I think we can all agree that there are benefits to being single and being in a relationship, regardless of your gender….

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

“We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

The arrival of summer indicates the beginning of life in various ways. The summer season provides us with warmer weather, landscapes covered with colorful flowers, and trees standing tall with every branch covered with leaves. Now, let’s look at the arrival of summer from a different perspective. It may represent vacations, new business ventures, family…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

The history of the United States of America remains a subject of debate among historians. I remember, as a student in school sitting in my history class, thinking how conflicting the information was regarding the founding of this country. If you indulge in my thoughts for a moment, I would like to ask you if…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

It is 5:30 AM, as he begins to head out to work. He pauses at the door, checks to make sure it is locked behind him, while he reflects about telling his wife and kids that he loves them. Every day he walks out of that door telling himself that everything he does is for…