Words and Power


Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Words are powerful things; they have the power to change history, to create revolution and to mend broken hearts. I was reminded of this fact this morning when I gave the following quote to a friend: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. … Continue reading Words and Power

Truly Happy? Can I do it…


Can I truly be happy? This is a question most of us ask ourselves at one point or another in our lives. The answer, yes, you can truly be happy, if you do a few simple things. The secret to being happy is not secret at all, never has been, never will be. All we … Continue reading Truly Happy? Can I do it…

Change, to fear or not to fear, that is the question…


Change is an important part of our lives, its something we need to be doing, constantly. The act of standing still is the act of slowly dyeing. We are made to be active, to be on the move, at all times. It is in our DMA. And by being active I not only mean physically, … Continue reading Change, to fear or not to fear, that is the question…

Why New Years Resolutions fail… And what you can do about it…


For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding Good words to start the New Year with. It never fails to amaze me, all the work-up to the year's end. Truly I don’t get it, … Continue reading Why New Years Resolutions fail… And what you can do about it…

The F-bomb


I just read an article in the Detroit Free Press (Yes we know how to read in Detroit) about a man who was kicked off his flight out of Detroit Metro airport for dropping the F-bomb (Story here). I'm not going to say that he should have or should not have been kicked off, I … Continue reading The F-bomb

Tenured… So now I don’t have to care


Image by wmrice via Flickr In the Great State of Michigan we are going through a lot of growing pains as of late. In November we elected a new Governor, Rick Snyder. He won the Governorship overwhelmingly by stating exactly what needs to happen in this state to fix it. Cut corporate taxes, share the … Continue reading Tenured… So now I don’t have to care

Pope allows condoms?


Image via Wikipedia Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning comment for a church criticized for its opposition to condoms and for a pontiff who has blamed them for making the AIDS crisis worse. The pope made … Continue reading Pope allows condoms?

The must read book for ALL Americans


Cover via Amazon I am currently reading a book by Tommy Newberry, The War on Success, this is, by far, one of the best books I have read on the current state of the country, and what the Obama presidency means to America. Mr. Newberry uses facts, passion and humor to deliver a message that … Continue reading The must read book for ALL Americans

Compassion


Image by Rosie O'Beirne via Flickr Ok, so here it is, I have been listening to talk radio on the way into work, and the big topic The Arizona law on illegal's.  The Catholic Bishops seem to think the law is inhuman and some how degrading. The liberal bleeding hearts feel that the law is … Continue reading Compassion

We are called too knowledge


This past weekend I spent my time reading and listing to Catholic radio. Of course I cleaned the house, did my wash and other such tasks, but I spent a lot of time sitting and reading. It was nice, I have not had a lot of time to do that, or should I say I … Continue reading We are called too knowledge