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...

My admiration for Charles Krauthammer

I have great admiration for Charles Krauthammer. He was born on March 13, 1950, which makes him 67 years old. He is an avowed...

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...

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...

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...

History of Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin, Nevada has a most intriguing history. Until 1964 Laughlin was merely a wide spot along the Colorado River. Don Laughlin changed all of...

Changing our views takes training, learning, levity

I’ve been telling the following story for several years. However, I’ve never known its source. Never knew who wrote it. Recently I learned the answer....

Friendship and the nature of bonding

ones. Basically, because Father Time eliminates a few every year; others move away and distance seems to erode our relationship. The basis for friendship is...

The history, majesty of Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is one of the great iconic examples of American ingenuity in our history. Along with the Panama Canal, the Empire State building,...

The power of choice and compensation

The word “Ezekiel” sounds like one of those cure-all medications that’s advertised on TV. But it isn’t. It’s a man’s name. A famous man....

Gifts to give throughout the year

I don’t often use material that others have composed. Plagiarism is not my style. However, what follows is anonymous, having been given to me...

Elements for a meaningful 2018

I’m always interested in New Year’s Day. Of course football is close to the top of my interests. The majority of the months of...

The joy and spirit of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Its place in Christianity is second to Easter because of the resurrection of Jesus. I endorse this view. However,...

Gloria Macias Harrison

Gloria Macias Harrison. She is as she has been for a long time, a celebrity. Not just in San Bernardino but throughout Southern California....

Live everyday as your last; plan everyday as if you will...

I feel fortunate that I’ve reached the age of 90. I acknowledge that I have fewer days ahead of me than I’ve had behind...

Blessing of the Animals

Stella and I recently attended the Redlands United Church of Christ where the emphasis was, “The Blessing of the Animals.” The sermon was based...

“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,...

Blessing of the Animals

Stella and I recently attended the Redlands United Church of Christ where the emphasis was, “The Blessing of the Animals.” The sermon was based...

Bridges

Centuries prior to the existence of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Greek philosophers debated the issue of the most basic elements in life: air, water,...

Building bridges

I’m often asked where do I get the ideas to write about. But this one I remember clearly. Two sources. A school teacher and...

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...

Changing our views takes training, learning, levity

I’ve been telling the following story for several years. However, I’ve never known its source. Never knew who wrote it. Recently I learned the answer....

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...