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‘Generational Observations’ Archive

On Feeling Guilty for Ordering Stuff Online June 16, 2017 No Comments

I like ordering things online and not having to hunt for them in stores.  And sometimes the alternative is being eliminated.  Just like paying cash or taking public transit, live stores, especially bookstores, are disappearing.  There is only one major bookstore chain left:  Barnes and Noble.  And yes you have to have an Account, and […]

SLAP ‘EM AND WALK HOME – A way of promoting abstinence in our culture March 22, 2012 2 Comments

I must start with a word of explanation.  Lysistrata was a comic play by Aristophanes in classical Greece, in which the women, in order to stop a war they thought senseless, agreed to not sleep with their men until the war was stopped; I cannot resist the atrocious pun ‘peace or no piece.’ In our […]

The Uses of Classical Music in the Public Square April 6, 2011 No Comments

It turns out that classical music in the public square has a function of value.  Adolescents tend to disperse from where it is played, so even such as McDonalds are now discovering the delights of the Western classical music tradition.  If McDonalds and other businesses have discovered the usefulness of the Great Tradition, it ought […]

A Generational God October 19, 2010 No Comments

The God of the Boomers says: I know you believe in Me and trust Me, but I need love! I need attention! Faith sounds so old fashioned, I’d rather talk about R*E*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*H*I*P! The God of Gen X says: I love you and have a wonderful plan for your life and all that, but in the […]