The Memory Secret | The Saturday Evening Post


I was a grind. That was the word for it back in the day: the kid who sweated the details, who made flashcards. A striver, a grade-hog, a worker bee — that kid — and I can see him clearly now, almost 40 years later, bent over a textbook, squinting in the glow of a … Continue reading The Memory Secret | The Saturday Evening Post

My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show


A lot has been said and posted concerning the Zimmerman verdict, some like and some do not. I think this will always be the case when we have a society that is trained to be polarizing. The media worked overtime to make sure the American public had a tainted view of the case. Starting with … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show

My thoughts on Trayvon


Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford (Photo credit: werthmedia) Up until now I have not posted about the Trayvon Martin case. I was waiting on facts to come out and hoping for civility. But it seems civility is lost and facts are slow to come. The murder of Trayvon is sad, the murder of any young … Continue reading My thoughts on Trayvon

Frustration, and dealing with it


frustration Definition frus·tra·tion NOUN 1. dissatisfaction: a feeling of disappointment, exasperation, or weariness caused by goals being thwarted or desires unsatisfied 2. frustrating of somebody or something: an act or instance of causing somebody or something to be dissatisfied or unfulfilled 3. something that thwarts: something that blocks, thwarts, and upsets somebody all at the … Continue reading Frustration, and dealing with it

Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.


Cover of Boys Town ‎"What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.

American short term memory loss


Image by wmrice via Flickr The American people have a tendency to forget quickly…. This past November we held local, state and national elections all over our great nation. Overwhelmingly we voted for conservatives,  we told the powers that that be that we no longer wanted our government to spend our money freely, that we … Continue reading American short term memory loss

NASA… Our best investment


Image via Wikipedia It has been 25 years since the space shuttle Challenger exploded upon lift-off, and our space program has never truly recovered. After the tragic explosion President Reagan comforted the American public but also pledged to continue with space exploration. With the second space shuttle tragedy President Bush began the process of grounding … Continue reading NASA… Our best investment

Roadside Attractions


Today I spent a little time looking at a website that list different roadside attractions through out the country, http://www.roadsideamerica.com/. It was like a walk down memory lane. I remember when I was younger visiting some of the places listed. Sadly most are closed, but still it was nice to read about them and to … Continue reading Roadside Attractions

The gift of grudge


With Mothers Day upon us, it is time to reflect on our mother, both earthly and those that are no longer with us. The other day I posted a blog about having parents, or better yet, the blog was tong in cheek about needing to prove I had parents on my birth certificate. But it … Continue reading The gift of grudge