Tales From the Hilltop
An intelligent, yet Devil's Advocate view of the world

Archive for November 2009

Episode Seven: Santa Claus – The Ultimate Hustler

November 30, 2009

The things we do for Santa. So, it’s once again the most wonderful time of the year. The time where people get up and go out to make it to the stores to get gifts for the ultimate holiday. The time where yuletide, wrapping paper, and plastic reindeer are bountiful and high school Christmas concerts seem […]

Episode Six: Jesus, Allah, Buddah, Confucius, Yoda….I love you ALL!

November 23, 2009

“So, what do you believe in?” Seems to be the 3rd most important question the world always wants to know from a person, next to “How much are you worth?” and “Who have you been banging lately, if ever?” Well, I agree, it’s a pretty important one. We love to see if our peers share […]

Episode Five: Paddle, meet thy doom??

November 18, 2009

  *As written from a previous editorial on this subject…* “How did our beloved orgs get to this point when folk have to nearly sacrifice their well-beings to become a ‘brother’ or ‘sister’? When exactly did some of these membership orientation practices become standard operating procedure? Who do we blame for this trickling down of […]

Episode Four: Hating on…well….’hate’

November 14, 2009

Fads are a funny thing, aren’t they? It starts small, mostly as a joke, and then they balloon to something everyone just has to have or do or say to be seen as “cool” or “with it”. Sooner or later, they get uncontrollable, mostly to the point where the people who are actually still following it […]

Episode Three: Alimony and Child Support – The REAL weapons of mass destruction

November 11, 2009

Now, I’m more than sure that this episode will irk a lot of people. But before you start deciding that I’m an evil heretic and want to burn me at the stake, just hear it out. It’s been said on more than several occasions that money is the root of all evil. This is especially true when […]

Episode Two: The nation of wimps have RISEN!

November 10, 2009

What a difference a generation makes, right? Today’s reflection stems from some pretty no cojones-having behavior I’ve seen lately, but in experiences in life and on TV. It’s become painfully clear that this generation of youth have become wimps. BIG wimps. Like the kind of kid that would be always afraid of their own shadow if mommy […]

Episode One: Where, oh where, did all the good notes go?

November 6, 2009

So, as I mentioned before, I love music. You name it; I at least have contempt for the genre. (Even Polka, though I find it to be insanely annoying after 10 minutes.) I’d like to believe that this puts me at an advantage while dealing with people while we’re having musical discussions. Sadly, that’s not the […]

And the curtain raises….

November 6, 2009

Good ‘morrow, everyone! I don’t really know how to open this, since the first Episode (entitled: Episode Zero). is done. All I can tell you is to click that (it’s to the right: under ‘Pages’) and begin the journey. Hope you enjoy it!