To Respect and Remember the Fallen

Dating back to the days of horror that tore the nation apart during the 1861-1865 Civil War in the United States, Memorial Day honors those military heroes who gave their lives for their country while serving in the Armed Forces of this nation. Originally known as Decoration Day, the first … Read more…

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk is a whole lot harder than simply saying things we have no intention of doing or that we may not even believe, that is, just Talking the Talk. Almost anyone can talk the talk, given the innate or acquired courage to do so. The rest of us … Read more…

So Failure Is Not an Option?

Failure is not an option. We hear that on many fronts. If you live or work in an environment saturated with that philosophy, the end result had better be worth the damage the environment is doing to you and your psyche! I’m thinking mostly now of any destination where the … Read more…

Do We Really Need a Schedule?

Does your life need every hour scheduled? Every 15 minutes? Does that even make sense? Some folks live and breathe the How to Succeed books, devour them, in fact. They do everything the books say and begin the climb up that corporate ladder or grab the brass ring as it … Read more…

Feeling Disrespected? Join the Club!

The current excuse used most often by those who attack others seems to be a variation of “I was disrespected,” or “He disrespected me.” Or occasionally, after some drunk staggers into a family group, it’s still “He disrespected my mother.” Really? Of course, you should defend your mother but think … Read more…

Heavenly Father Blesses Us Individually

My life is comprised of so many more dimensions than just work. Everything that happens in my world affects me, as events in your life impact you. So sometimes I feel the need to write something a little spiritual, and with this being Easter, it is one of those times. … Read more…

Impressions from a Funeral

Attending the funeral of a lady who had helped so much when my husband died a few years ago brought back a lot of thoughts and emotions. I’ve attended several other funerals since, and watched the broadcast funerals of those in various positions of authority (usually men and women well-loved … Read more…

My Writing Trigger

I wrote a story about a rainbow appearing over a slag heap in an ugly coal and woollen mills town, the one my father moved us all to after I graduated from high school at the age of 16. Mother long ago insisted she didn’t have that essay any more, … Read more…

Everyone Should Be a Perpetual Student

Most of us have heard it at some time, usually from disgruntled family members or judgmental friends: “Oh, she’ll never be done with that or anything else. She’s a perpetual student!” Always the comment is pejorative, in intent if not in tone. The disapproval hangs in the air, the opinion … Read more…

Best Uses of Our Time

What we do with our time is very personal, and it would be easy to offend readers. What’s important to me might seem trivial or silly to you. And I may consider your activities to be time-wasters. (We all have at least some of those every day. We can truly … Read more…