Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,549

As I look back upon those thrilling holidays of yesteryear, I have come to believe, for me (not everyone) those Christmases Past were in fact magical. They were always white with snow. Everything sparkled. No strife. No sadness, only smiles, songs, laughter and love. Below are some of my memories of some “magical” times. * […]

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Random acts of kindness can go a long way

Let’s start with a quote attributed to Martin Kornfield: “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.” For the past few years I have gotten behind the initiative that you’re about to read about. And, I always start it the same way (change […]

Ideas for this season of gratitude.

Ideas for this season of gratitude.

Another holiday season is upon us. And, my first inclination is to gleefully rub my hands together and full of enthusiasms proclaim to the world (but really just to myself), “Hot damn! The holidays are here! BAM! Let’s. Get. It. On!” Yup, I’m that annoyingly too happy holiday elf; a little too chipper, with a […]

Now that the election is over . . .

Now that the election is over . . .

I wanted to wait until the latest national election was over to say a couple of things. 1. America is bigger than any one political party or any one US president. 2. The United States, the county we live in, is not a democracy. 3. Despite selective news covering/listening practices of news gatherers and news […]

Some thoughts for these ‘Dark’ times

Some thoughts for these ‘Dark’ times

Man, the times are dark! Not doomsday dark, just not light. Finding it harder to get up at 5:30 in the morning these days. Six is a little easier, but still not as easy as when it the sun rise was something earlier than 8:05 in the morning. Maybe this year I will like “falling” […]

Mystery at Lakeview Cemetery remains unsolved.

Mystery at Lakeview Cemetery remains unsolved.

You may not know this about your hero (that would be me), but I had to earn money to pay for college (fire up, Chips!). Yup, it’s true. College wasn’t a gift my parents paid for. There were some academic scholarships, some student loans, some financial assistance and my paychecks from working four summers at […]

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