Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
With Christmas approaching, keep one thing in mind.
By Carole Townsend

I read something this morning on a social media site that had me shaking my head. I’ll go you one better; it had me feeling a bit sad about my absolute favorite time of every year, and that’s Christmas.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Bullying is nothing new, but what’s to be done?
By Carole Townsend

I read an article recently, about a local student who killed herself as a result of relentless bullying by her peers. I imagine that there were other factors at work as well, but bullying no doubt contributed to the young woman’s desperation.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
There are three things about “listicles” I just don’t like
By Carole Townsend

Our poor attention spans. They have dwindled down to nearly nothing, a phenomenon I suspect is attributable to social media. “Listicles,” like hashtags, tweets and tags, are the offspring of social media and its entertaining cousin, the blog. Yes, I am aware of what that union implies, but if the shoe fits…

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Teachable moments are very often offered up by kids.
By Carole Townsend

It took me a while to learn this, but I believe that one of the best ways to make a lasting impact in this life is to give back. As adults, we accumulate all kinds of things as we go from month to month, year to year:  wealth, knowledge, property, even spouses and children, truth be told.