Where there is fear there is hope, where there is darkness there is light, where there is suffering there is … Continue reading America is Great.
Some of us know too well the test of adversity and hardship and live in fear every day but … Continue reading I’m an American
Continue reading Love is not so much overrated as it is misunderstood. It is perhaps the most complex emotion in the human experience. My father loved me. I know he did. Not because he ever told me so but because he never uttered the words. He kept it inside to show me how men survive. He, like most men of his generation was honed to be stoic. He was not unfeeling or emotionally challenged. Growing up in the 1930s, a man becomes a man by burying all of the compassion that would make him vulnerable. I doubt that his father ever said aloud that he loved him. I can only recall two times he ever embraced me. The first was when I told him that his son was going to die, not in the physical sence but that he would never see him in the same way again. The last time he hugged me was when he was dying. When I said goodby to my wife and children on a colorless January morning in 1994, I never shed a tear. I simply drove away. If I felt anything at all it was exhileration and a fear of the unknown. It would be years later that I would break apart releasing all of that emotional energy that had been locked away and understand completely that sometimes -as Eric Segal had observed in his debut novel, love sometimes means having to say goodby.
On the cusp of this historic inauguration, although I have a heavy heart, I am compelled to pray for a … Continue reading Prayers for the president…
I dreamt that this new turn in American history, on the eve of a new president’s inauguration, made America great … Continue reading I had a dream . . .
I grew up during a time of war and a changing world. A time where traditions and old values were … Continue reading Question Authority
I sit in my mother’s old rocking chair, the same one she used to rock me in when I was … Continue reading The Reluctant Soldier
Suggested New Year resolutions for each month of the new year: 1. A random act of kindness, 2. Eliminate refined … Continue reading New Years resolution challenge.
A response to Obama’s sanction of the Russians. Source: American Propoganda Continue reading American Propoganda
A response to Obama’s sanction of the Russians. Continue reading American Propoganda