Archive for 2009

The Gentle Crooner 38 Comments

The Life and Times of Menelik Wossenachew December 24, 2009 marked the one year anniversary of the passing of the wonderful, incredibly talented singer, music writer and lyricist, Menelik Wossenachew.  Below is a piece I wrote for Horizon Ethiopia’s November issue. What makes one artist a legend and another with equal or more talent obscure?  [...]

Ho Ho Ho 12 Comments

Merry Christmas ladies and gentlemen, Obama has delivered a big present for all poor Americans. Health care for all! Well not really; but it’s a start and the bill that just passed the senate will likely become law sometime in the next 3 months. I first mentioned my unhappiness with Obama when he backpedaled on [...]

Lack of Patience 26 Comments

All good things come to he who waits” When ever my little brother sees or hears something about how someone does something really stupid and gets caught in the web, he always says ‘what an idiot!’ Who in their right mind would accept passively wait for something to happen and call it a virtue. Call [...]

the real deal Comments

The annual ritual continues here at bernos! We are doing the same great deal we have done for the past three Christmas.’ Free Shipping on all bernos T-shirts between now and Dec 31st. December 18th will be the last day we can guarantee that an order received will reach our U.S. and Canada customers before [...]

Squeeeezed Dry! 46 Comments

The key principle of morality is that doing something for yourself is bad or at least not worth anything morally speaking, while doing something for others is noble and praiseworthy. People are called “selfish” when an observer perceives that the person could have taken one of numerous courses of action which might benefit other people [...]