Category Archives: Brilliant Stories

  • Modern Day Morality

    Modern Day Morality

    APERITIF: “Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.” – Michelangelo Where Have All The Heroes Gone? We live in a society that seems to hide our heroes from plain sight. When we turn on the news, we receive stories about killers, rapists, and every ...
  • Nothing But Lies

    Nothing But Lies

    APERITIF: “Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” – John Ruskin Night Cap-puccinos Have you ever been out to dinner and dessert arrives and Gustov, the fancy waiter with the handle bar mustache, asks you if you would like a cappuccino with that soufflĂ© and ...
  • Paying It Forward

    Paying It Forward

    APERITIF: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore RooseveltThe Straw That Broke The Camels Back Plastic straws. They have been an American staple for decades, and who would have thought they would come in a form other than plastic?Now, there are paper ...
  • Music And Breakups

    Music And Breakups

    APERITIF: “Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.” – Laurence J. Peter Moved By Music Enjoying a certain type of music or song is not only incredibly common – it might be the only thing that unites us as humans. Well, ...
  • Was It Really Worth It?

    Was It Really Worth It?

    APERITIF: Don’t let yourself fall into ’empty.’ Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone charged. -Gretchen Rubin Forever Toliet Rolls A friend once told me how his mother always loved to see the ships ...
  • Major Business Blunders

    Major Business Blunders

    APERITIF: “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus A Croc of S*** About six months ago, we had the unpleasant task of regretfully informing you that Croc purses exist. Yes, the same people that brought you Croc shoes you only see ...
  • Bad Decisions All Around

    Bad Decisions All Around

    APERTIF: “I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.” – Jack Benny Robbing The Rich It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us know and understand that stealing is wrong. It’s just not something you do.But ...
  • A Bad Judge Of Character

    A Bad Judge Of Character

    APERITIF: “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon Love Thy Neighbor Those individuals who follow the Christian faith and who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior live a ...
  • Cannabis And Second Chances

    Cannabis And Second Chances

    APERITIF: “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs Second Chances In school, did you ever have to do a class presentation in which you were totally knowledgeable and well-versed on the topic but you ended up bombing because ...
  • Now That’s Entertainment!

    Now That’s Entertainment!

    APERITIF: “I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.” – Robert Benchley Parks and Recs – Asian Style Aside from having an all-star cast that is every comedian’s wet dream, the show Parks and Recs is THE ...