Do You See What I See?

by Michell Spoden I went to Cincinnati, Ohio, on a work assignment and stayed in a beautiful historical home. I began to look at the neighborhood and to my amazement found out some interesting things. Two doors over from the home was an old Catholic Church named Saint Pius that was no longer a church…

Remember the ’80s: Summer Fashions for Women

by Justin Weinger Be prepared to take this summer to the extreme when it comes to women’s summer 2017 fashions. According to Vogue, this summer will be full of metallic effects, exaggerated lines, trenches, graphic prints with words, and bright vibrant colors. If you loved the 1980s than you will love the fashion trends for…

The Self-Defeating Nature

Consider the natural processes a little synoptically and see what you observe. Among others, the interesting cyclical pattern of doing and undoing, then redoing and undoing, and so on. If nature were a person, such behavior of his/her would be termed self-defeating. In many of its phenomena, nature—bye and large—is self-defeating. Perhaps the most prominent…

My Wireless Experience

by James R. Campbell On August 12, 2016, I spent two hours with a man named Mike Bates of Monahans,texas, thirty-five miles from Odessa. The visit was enjoyable. It was time well spent. One of the gifts that Mike brought me that day was a wireless internet radio. It is made by Metrosonix Company. It is…

Our Present Darkness

by James R. Campbell What follows is perhaps one of the most difficult pieces I have written for Word Matters. For obvious reasons, it is troubling, it isn’t the sort of cheerful story I like to write. I have written about various topics because they need to be written about, but even this isn’t the type…

Green Tea and Little Green Tea

Green tea is ages-old tradition in Peshawar and the Pakhtoon (aka Pathan) region spanning the northwest in Pakistan to entire Afghanistan. It’s an all-day delight but a must after dinner. In Peshawar you mostly get green tea in small rounded cups of ceramic without a handle. The ones in the pic I just had after…

Stephen Gill: My Site Was Hacked

by Stephen Gill It was the first and most agonizing experience when my site (stephengillcriticism.info) was compromised or hacked weeks ago.  It was more agonizing when the five assistants of my web host could not resolve the issue, even taking from thirty to sixty minutes each. They referred the problem twice to their special technicians.…