I ALWAYS WANTED A LITTLE GIRL

Prologue to Open Verse My lovely wife serves a multitude of roles in our tidy home. Functioning as something between historian, editor, decorator, travel agent, organizer and janitor, Anita recently rummaged through the archives of our lives as expressed in our...

Are You Worth More Than 89 Cents?

Science tells us that our body is worth exactly 89 cents in chemicals, post- mortem. That doesn’t do much for our self-esteem, does it? The good news is that we all have an opportunity to “add value” to our personal worth. Before we go forth with this topic, however,...

WHAT IS YOUR PEDIGREE?

“It’s not your blue blood, your pedigree, or your college degree. It’s what you do with your life that counts.” ― Millard Fuller What’s Your Pedigree? Every first Saturday in May, more than a dozen thoroughbred horses “go to the post” in the Kentucky...

THE TWO H’S

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” –Erma Bombeck The Two H’s Imagine that you were visiting a comedy club, or were watching a standup comedian on TV. Their set appeared to be going well, with...

HAPPINESS FORMULA

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do ar ei harmony. Gandhi The Happiness Formula Generally speaking, most of us associate psychology and counseling with problem solving. While beginning therapists are cautioned against advice–giving, the...

Are You Really Sacrificing?

The world is changed by your deeds, not by your opinion. – Paul Coelho I had the opportunity to attend a fundraiser today to benefit aging veterans as part of an organization called “Honor Flight.” Honor Flight’s funds allow the organization to take veterans to...