Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Khizr and Ghazala Kahn

Much of the information in this article is based on an article in This Week Magazine that was copied from an article in the...

Enjoy the Cruising life

I went on my first cruise fifty-one years ago. It was along the Eastern seaboard and through the Caribbean. Cruise ships have certainly changed...

Pechanga Indian Reservation

The Pechanga Resort and Casino is an Indian Casino on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California. It is the largest casino in the...

Diana Harrison Martinez a shooting star

Diana Harrison Martinez was my boss. As a columnist, she was my Editor. Through the years I have written hundreds of articles and I...

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Schlomo Freud is universally recognized as the “father” of psychology. He originated the concept of psychoanalysis, which is a clinical method of treating...

A Little About the Life of Elsa Maxwell

Many thanks to Sarah Ramirez Bitter, my granddaughter, who did considerable research for me on the life of Elsa Maxwell. Elsa was born in 1883...

Agree vs. Disagree with Trump

Right off the bat, I confess there are several views of Donald Trump that I agree with. However, there are several more of his views...

State of Christian Faith in America

For some time I’ve been thinking about writing an article about the state of the Christian faith in America. Especially since the Republicans have...

The Life of Doc and Longevity

On September 27, I will celebrate my 89th Birthday, the good Lord willing. David predicted in the Psalms that our allotted years are 3...

Three Thoughts, Medical, First and Second Amendment

I have succumbed to a thought that I vowed to myself, never to reveal. Through conversation or the printed page. Not one thought, but...

WWII part 2

I’ve been asked several times why I’m writing about World War II. Simply, I quote George Santayana. “Those who cannot remember the past are...

World War II

As a 90-year-old man I remember World War II very clearly. Too young for enlistment, many of my family and friends were drafted. The...

Perseverance, persistence absolute conditions for success

For many years I’ve been studying about what makes winners - in all fields or endeavors. Sports, politics, acting, performing (magic, comedy etc.), music,...

Life is loaned to us, not given

There are many words of wisdom that have influenced millions of thoughtful people. Many of them have overtones of religion. I cannot think of...

Sociopaths and how to cope with them

There are some books that have a shelf value of about 60 minutes or less. It usually depends on the author or the subject...

Spirit of Perseverence

My favorite magazine is This Week. It prints news from around the world in 72 pages, 8 inches by 10 1//2 inches. It is...

Mr.Trump ill-equipped to be president

This article is based primarily on the writings and opinions of Senator Al Franken. His wit and satire are legendary from his years on...

Good friends embark on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

According to the Bible, James, the brother of John, were both the sons of Zebedee. It is believed that he was a key figure...

Life-threatening experiences

In my 89 years, I’ve experienced many exciting and interesting events and places. For example, I’ve visited 84 countries. I’ve been on 140 cruises-many...

The significant contributions of Jefferson

The history of America (USA) is filled with contradictions, unexpected happenings, apparent divine leadings, old fashioned luck and amazing leadership. Very different from the history...

“No one knows enough to be a pessimist”

Dr. Norman Cousins is one of my literary mentors. He influenced my views about medical care and human health. He survived a terminal illness...

A Little About the Life of Elsa Maxwell

Many thanks to Sarah Ramirez Bitter, my granddaughter, who did considerable research for me on the life of Elsa Maxwell. Elsa was born in 1883...

Agree vs. Disagree with Trump

Right off the bat, I confess there are several views of Donald Trump that I agree with. However, there are several more of his views...

Anthony Dominick Benedetto

Tony Bennett without doubt, is one of the great singers of all time. Certainly right up there with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson,...

Changes in History

I am consumed with interest in the changes of life. My first interest came a few years ago when I read an account in...

Christmas Myths vs. Realities

Christmas. Or the Mass of Christ, as it was originally called. Jesus’ disciples knew nothing about it. Neither did the Patristic Fathers. The birth of...

Diana Harrison Martinez a shooting star

Diana Harrison Martinez was my boss. As a columnist, she was my Editor. Through the years I have written hundreds of articles and I...

Dichos, proverbs, sayings and aphorisms

In Spanish they are called “dichos.” In English we often refer to them as “proverbs.” Many people just refer to them as “sayings.” They...

Dr. Jill Kirchner-Rose

Dr. Jill is one of the best preachers I’ve ever heard. As a minister myself for sixty-five years I feel qualified to evaluate good...

Enjoy the Cruising life

I went on my first cruise fifty-one years ago. It was along the Eastern seaboard and through the Caribbean. Cruise ships have certainly changed...