Thursday, July 27, 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...

The Beauty of the Dominica

My favorite of all the Caribbean islands is Dominica. It is wild, forested, and mountainous and hasn’t changed much since Columbus first saw it...

The Many Successes of Harvard

When you read or hear the word HARVARD it conjures up many diverse images. Its history, its achievements, its influence, its famous people. Most people...

Emotionalize the Truth

One of my graduate school professors would frequently challenge us to “emotionalize the truth” if we wanted to effectively communicate with an audience. He would...

The Answer to Hatred

The attitude and expression of HATRED is as vile and destructive as anything humanity can express. Envy, fear, jealousy and anger fade away in...

Children Have To Be Carefully Taught and Nurtured

Stella and I have a blended family and are especially blessed with sixteen great grandchildren. Last July Max was born. On October of this year,...

Intelligent Design

People, places and things. I have an insatiable appetite to learn as much as I can about all three. This is especially true about...

Lateral Thinking

There is more than one way to skin a cat. You need to think outside the box. Brain storming. We know what those words...

Travel to Cancun and Xcaret to see beauty, history and life

The world of tourism seems to be divided into two groups: those who have visited the exciting city of Cancun, Mexico and those who...

Psychology Giants and Theories

If you know about the history of psychology, you already know about Victor Frankl. If you know nothing or very little about psychology; you...

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...

The unjust distribution of wealth

The Economy. What a mess. First, the almost $22 trillion indebtedness to high unemployment to great poverty. To the immense entitlements and the even...

Unique beliefs

The other day I had a most unusual experience. Stella and I attended a very large church and listened to an excellent preacher and...

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...

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is a remarkable man. Relatively short in stature he is a giant in talent and influence. As a 55-year-old man, he...

Forgiveness

Nelson Mandela is without a doubt one of the great men in our day. He’s respected and admired throughout the world. Most people know...

The Holocaust

The Holocaust in Germany, with the imprisonment and subsequently of Jews, gypsies and other non-Nazis is remembered as Geno-9 cide. Yet, other evidences of...

The Power of Hands

Chet and June Clayton sent me a very interesting and inspirational article the other day. Chet’s brother had sent it to them. I do...

“Education may get you out of the gutter, it’s only relevant...

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....

“Neither am I right nor are you wrong, It’s simply...

Literature is filled with human conflicts and in particular, differences of opinions. Sometimes they end in violent disagreements. The Bible tells of Cain and...

“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 Christmas Message

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...

A Father’s Day Message

It has been 70 plus years since I was under the direct discipline of my father. And yet, I remember very vividly his counsel...

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...

A Little Bit About Authors

There is a bond among authors that defies complete understanding. However, there are a few insights that contribute to the bond. It is almost...

A Mother’s Influence and Mother’s Day

The Bible is filled with interesting stories that stimulate the mind and provide advice for meaningful living. Such is a story in the Book...

A Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 is in many respects the National Holiday of the United States. We worship it with adoration and reverence. It is...

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...