Friday, March 24, 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...

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...

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...

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...

World War II

Most Americans have some knowledge about various details of World War II. Especially the significant battles that were fought with the Japanese. Pearl Harbor,...

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...

Misogyny and Religion

The word MISOGYNY (pronounced mi soj’ a ne) has become relatively common in verbal usage in recent years. It is usually defined as “the...

In Favor of Immigrants

I love our country. Ever since I knew the meaning of the word patriot, I’ve been one. I’m also in favor of immigrants entering...

The Bait in Churches

I recently heard a sermon based on Jesus’ call to His disciples to follow and He would make them fishers of men. The Minister...

The Living Desert

I recently visited one of the best and least known places to enjoy in Southern California. It’s located in Palm Desert, right next to...

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...

Political Thoughts

I can’t remember a time when I’ve not been interested in politics. Especially Presidential elections. My first vote was for Harry Truman and I’ve...

Mexican Muralists

I have an extended history of giving lectures on Mexican History. For many years I have been entranced with its people, its terrain, its...

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...

“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...