Obey Your Children

There are times when children are right and parents are wrong.  We’re so often trained to think that children know nothing when they actually know quite a lot when it comes to their thoughts and feelings.  It’s just too easy for parents to overrule their children just because they “say so” and because they’re older and taller and heavier than the kids below them.  Sometimes parents need to obey their children.

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One Thousand Boles Blogs LIKES and Counting!

We did it!  With your help over the last six weeks, Boles Blogs won over one thousand LIKES here on WordPress.com!  We previously promised you we’d keep you looped in on our badges of honor as the days pass along — and today we share with you the results of our hard work and your good reading!

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Bob Dylan is Not a Man of Arts and Letters

When I passively heard news reports Bob Dylan had been voted into the “prestigious and elite” Academy of Arts and Letters, I was surprised, and immediately recalled famous Groucho Marx quote, “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.”  Bob Dylan is no hoity-toity academic — he’s a measured man of depth and magnitude.  What was going on?

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Celebrating WordPress Award Badges for Boles Blogs!

Who doesn’t love a badge or an award or fun visual feedback?  Boles Blogs is hosted on WordPress.com as a Business blog, and we are loving, and appreciating, the cool badges WordPress gives us for new milestones in our online life as a young, WordPress blog.  Here are the current badges we’ve earned:  Over 200 “New Followers” and our “Best Day” and “100 Likes!”

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Why Do Movie Remakes of Classic Television Series Mock instead of Honor?

As a nostalgic movie and television lover, I am dismayed by the modern notion of taking classic television series and turning them into movies that mock the original.  Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are the current master marauder murderers of a classic original television series with the release of their horrible version of “Dark Shadows” — but this modern movie remaking trend started earlier in 1991 with “The Addams Family” retread of the television series.

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The Bully Governor

How did Chris Christie get elected governor of New Jersey?  Why would the people elect a bully in a suit who secretly caters to big business while publicly cutting the lifelines of the working class and the less fortunate?

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Eric Clapton is the The Blues Modern Master

We’ve hinted at it before, but now we’re officially saying: “Eric Clapton is the Modern Master of The Blues.”  For 50 years Eric Clapton has dedicated his life to celebrating American Blues in the mainstream of popular music.

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