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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Russian organized crime operates just about everywhere

The Russian Mafia has a reputation challenging the Sicilian Mafia in the United States.  It is equally brutal and well organized. One estimate states there...

The pope said he’s not God

April 1, 2018 was Easter and the first time in 62 years to fall on April 1. It certainly was a memorable day for me....

Favorite quotes that stimulate my mind

I have a penchant for short, pithy phrases that project philosophical ideas that stimulate my mind. They seldom need an explanation. In addition, they...

Easter affirms Christian faith

Easter is without a doubt the pivotal affirmation of the Christian faith. It affirms the truth of the resurrection of Jesus. The Apostle Paul puts...

James Madison: Union of the States be cherished, perpetuated

The fourth U.S. president was James Madison. He was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. He is important because he wrote...

Russian organized crime operates just about everywhere

The Russian Mafia has a reputation challenging the Sicilian Mafia in the United States.  It is equally brutal and well organized. One estimate states there...

NRA controls government; times differ greatly from when 2nd Amendment was...

This article is one that I never expected to write. It’s about guns, and what I know about them could fit into a thimble....

My favorite aspects of being a minister

Two significant events prompt the contents of this article. Wednesday morning, I heard the news of Billy Graham’s death. He died at age 99....

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,...

“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...