Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Singing a Sad Song

Most country songs tell stories about human nature and the tragic circumstances that are often part of life. Even though this category of music most often covers broken hearts and regret, a fair amount of crooning covers lying, cheating and stealing as well. The...

Dream Job

Ever thought about what your dream job would be? Do you want to be the boss? How about running your own company? Want to work out of your house instead of wasting several hours a day stuck in commuter traffic? ...

Cheating the System

Cheating – an act to purposely deceive or mislead someone for personal advantage – can have serious consequences. For instance, cheating on a test can cause a student to be expelled from school. Cheating on a spouse can lead to divorce. Cheating the government...

The Gravy Train

The term ''gravy train'' is associated with railroad slang from the 19th century and can be described as experiencing a generous income by participating in a lucrative venture that doesn't require much effort. Thirty-three retirees, doctors and facilitators hopped on board the Long Island...

Permanent Record

Tattoos have been around for a long time and don't seem to be diminishing in popularity. Seen by many as a unique art form, tattoo parlors are abundant and ready to ink a favorite image on a designated body part of your choosing. In...

Family Ties

In an ideal world, a functional family is supposed to be a positive and loving support system that sustains members through both easy and tough times, while offering wisdom and guidance that encourages sound decision-making. On the other hand, a dysfunctional family thinks they...

Accidental Lying

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. A construction worker can fall from scaffolding and break his leg. An office manager might pick up a heavy box and throw out her back. Any number of unfortunate events can occur, preventing a person from working temporarily or...

Social Security for Two

It's easy to get things in ''twos'' – a table for two, a bottle of wine for two and even fraud for two. While it's probably better to share a bottle of wine, after a short wait for a table for two, one couple...

The Price is Wrong

We've all seen or heard of the popular game show ''The Price is Right.'? This daytime show, famous for the big spinning wheel and the phrase ''come on down,'' is now a large reason why one fraudster in North Carolina may face prison time....
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