Three Simple Reasons I Still Embrace Christmas Traditions

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.  A lot of Christmas traditions haven’t been explained in song.  –  Clint Black December at our house is one long celebration to embrace Christmas.  On my side of the family, it kicks […]

Joyful Wishes For A Season Of Thanksgiving And Gratitude

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus Sending joyful wishes to you and yours!  This special holiday served as our extended family reunion gathering as a child.  We usually went to the farm where all […]

Five Essential Factors To Gain Forward Motion – Getting Unstuck

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein It is time for forward motion.  We have cringed, sat quietly, and hidden far too long.  What better season to throw off the lethargy than the one of gratitude and thanksgiving.  It’s time for some common sense. Recently I […]

Three Key Lessons From The Virus – Efficiency- Rest – Gratitude

“I can see how, gradually, I began choosing efficiency over everything. Even the things that I knew deep in my bones were worthy of my time” – Joanna Gaines – Magnolia Journal – Spring 2021 As I was recovering from my COVID encounter in August, I learned three key lessons.  This occurred as I took […]

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Reflections On 9/11 – Hope Twenty Years After Devastation And Betrayal

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her … For those thousands in […]

Three Lessons To Employ When It All Falls Apart – Fly The Plane!

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. – Solomon Some principles are timeless and work across […]

Fascinating Read: In Search of God and Guinness, Stephen Mansfield

“I do not know when I became a lover of history”. – In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  A few years ago, I read the book, In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  Introducing the book, Mr. Mansfield makes the statement “I do not know when I became a lover of history”.  The […]

A Safe Place – Where And When Did You Last Feel Safe?

The world can only seem a safe place when we feel safe inside. – Agapi Stassinopoulos “Where And When Did You Last Feel Safe?” was asked recently in a writer’s workshop.  Challenged to describe a safe place in a twelve-minute free-form writing exercise, I was pleasantly surprised where I went. I found myself on my […]

Hitting A Wall? You Are In Good Company

We are living in a demented world. And we know it. It would not come as a surprise to anyone if tomorrow the madness gave way to afrenzy which would leave our poor Europe in a state of distracted stupor, with engines still turning and flags streaming in the breeze, but with the spirit gone. […]