Friday, July 21, 2017

Don't Blink

Saturday, August 6, 2011

High finance can be quite boring for most people but for the past few weeks we have all been dragged to the mirror and forced to face some harsh truths. This government is wildly overdrawn and has maxed out its figurative credit cards way beyond the rational ability to reasonably repay them. When our leaders, those we elected, had the opportunity to make a significant change showing us they serve the people, they blinked.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Last week we looked at numbers and how they could be used to provide insights into our personalities and what we want out of life. While I do not believe anything can predict the future, I think that we should be open to the possibilities that there are ways to get further insight into our character

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carl Jung believed in a universal consciousness in which we all share common archetypes. In a way numerology reflects this idea that numbers are a universal language we all share. I will neither support nor condemn the idea of numerology and am presenting it for you to draw your own conclusions.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Many people read their horoscope in the newspaper which is supposedly based on the movement of the planets through constellations that form a plane called the zodiac. We know our sign and some of us know what type of sign that is, earth, air, water or fire, but there are other systems of classifying our lives that have been used by seers through the ages to help us understand our life's mission. Now depending on your background, these systems may be flights of fancy or seriously believed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

As I sat at my parent's house on the Fourth of July during our family's picnic watching my daughter Kathryn and my nephew Evan play "Hide and Seek", I thought about how far I have come from my own childhood and simultaneously marveled at them while realizing that I was now the parent instead of the child. Like many of us I realized how time marches forward and my childhood memories of some things are now just that, memories. Many are pleasant, but some are sad.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day with picnics, fireworks and parties on July 4th as we have done most of the time for the last 235 years, we really need to stop and consider the health of this country today.

This country was an infant through its first 74 years or so and then finally fought a bitter puberty at its 84th year that lasted five long bloody years only concluding with a surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

There are certain milestones all children reach and cross as they grow, but I think in this modern cyber age there are some additional ones that our generations have not experienced as children but perhaps many of us have as adults.

Last Friday evening, when I arrived home from work for dinner, the three of us decided it was a movie night. Kathryn selected "Cinderella III" as the evening film. We cleaned up after dinner and moved to the living room for a Disney fantasy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tomorrow is Father's Day and I have to admit the holiday takes on a whole new perspective when viewed as a father as opposed to being a son. For years, I celebrated it as a son honoring his father and three years ago, I'm finally on the other side of the coin with my own daughter.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's been quite a week for news. In a strange twist of fate, the Associated Press reported on Monday that Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue passed away within a day of each other. Betty Taylor, 91, who played the leading lady in Disneyland's famed Golden Horseshoe Revue stage show, helped to make it one of the longest running shows in history according to Disneyland Resort's president, George Kalogridis. Taylor, who died on Saturday, was preceded the day before by her long running co-star Wally Boag who played Sue's sweetheart on the Golden Horseshoe Revue stage for nearly 30 years.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hopefully everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend last week. It is that time of year when we should stop what we are doing and give thanks to the patriots who lay down their lives for our freedoms and liberty. Too many times we take for granted the sacrifices many of our fellow citizens make so that we can enjoy our lives in this country. Those men and women enable us to write in newspapers, go to the church of our choice or not go to church at all, gather in support or opposition to a cause and express ourselves freely.