NEW CASTLE —
NEW CASTLE —
Is it ever OK to be a tattle-tale? Tattle-tale ... isn't that an ugly word? The dictionary defines it as "a child who tells a grown-up about something bad that someone else has done."
Why are you where you are? Geez, if this isn't a loaded question, I don't know what is. This one is going to make up dig deep. Real deep. And before the digging even starts, we have to define what we mean by "where you are."
Why are we still asking ourselves questions?It's been a long time now that I've been writing this blog.There are times when I wonder when it will run its course — when my readers will lose interest in questions, when I will simply run out of questions to ask.
Hello? Is there anybody out there? (Has my life really become just one preposition off a Pink Floyd song?)
Lisa Madras is the advertising dispatch and web personality at The News. Her blog appears each Monday on www.ncnewsonline.com.
What personal prisons have you built out of fears? I've been in many prisons of my own making during my lifetime. I didn't really have a whole lot of self-esteem for most of my life, and that meant that I was scared of pretty much everything-- of being unloved, of not being good enough, of not saying or doing the right things.
Another year is coming to a close, and those of you who know me know that I can't resist a good year-end wrap-up, as trite as it may seem. I'm a huge fan of retrospection, and as long as you don't cross the line into wallowing in the past, it can be a significant learning tool for moving forward.
What type of person angers you the most? It's almost Christmas — the day before Christmas Eve, in fact — and I suppose I should be thinking about gingerbread men and ribbons and peace on Earth.
What is something you have always wanted since you were a kid?I was searching though my list of questions, and thought this one was really apropos, since it's only a week until Christmas.
How short would your life have to be before you would start living differently today? So as you're reading this, it's the day after my birthday, and I've just crossed over that year I was dreading so much — the big 4-0.