With the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions regarding the things they want to change. Often this has to do with losing […]

My oldest daughter, Sandra, was born fifty years ago on Christmas Day. She was followed by a brother, a sister, an adopted son, twelve foster […]

December 28, 2014 Happiness

When I was seven years old, I received the most incredible Christmas present of my short life – Gene Autry spurs.  It is a present […]

December 24, 2014 Happiness

In the Northern hemisphere, today is the shortest day of the year. It is the winter solstice. When I was a soldier, I was stationed […]

December 21, 2014 Self Esteem

Not so long ago I told you a little of the Diwali celebration of light as embraced by my Hindus and Sikh friends. In my […]

December 17, 2014 Self Esteem

Whoops! Shouldn’t I have said Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas?  When I was young, short-sighted racial slurs were common. Fortunately, through better communication and […]

December 14, 2014 Happiness

Many people equate the good life with being wealthy and thereby divested from all responsibilities. They want to throw away the alarm clock and sleep […]

December 10, 2014 Happiness

Our home is decked out in full holiday mood with a dazzling Christmas tree and decorations everywhere. Last evening, my wife Heidi had eleven friends […]

December 7, 2014 Happiness

  I was very much a fan of cowboy movies when I was a boy. I had a cowboy hat and vest and wore twin […]

December 3, 2014 Happiness

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