Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Peaceful Parenting, I’m Ok – You’re Ok Is Key to Shaping Our Future

“The problems of the world . . . essentially are the problems of individuals. If individuals can change, the course of the world can change. Peaceful parenting for a peaceful world is a choice that every parent [and grandparent] can make.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Greatest Casualty of War Is Our future

Memorial Day serves as a reminder that “beneath the beauty of the lilies lies the ugliness of war.” This James Carroll metaphor perfectly captures the most profound meaning of war, and of all the things that we have lost because of it.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Overcome Yelling At Children

My wife and I care for two energetic grandsons, ages 3 and 5 years old. At one time, I found it hard to restrain from yelling at the boys, but I have successfully learned to overcome that urge.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Automated Software Will Soon Replace Journalist and Professional writers

The “cookie cutter” writers who employ common formats need to be very concerned. But for a long time to come, maybe never, the Tolstoy’s, Hemingway’s, Shakespeare’s, Frost’s, and Poe’s of this world need not be concerned. Time will tell.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

If It Were Not For Rich People, I Would Not Have A Job!

That’s the sentiment recently expressed by my son. Many, however, have expressed that same sentiment. I have had no success getting across to my son or others that what they believe is simply not true.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hypothyroidism and Me

Diagnosed at 72 years old, I inherited hypothyroidism from my mother. Diagnosed late in life, like me, she experienced the same symptoms. Since my diagnosis, I have learned much about the disease and in the process learned much more about me.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Key to a Long, Optimal Life Is To Grow Old with a Loving, Caring, Connected Family

Mom, dad, my brother at 6 months, 
and me at 2 years old, 
essentially, when life’s journey began.

In growing old there have been difficult times, some regrets, and a memory I wish I could forget. But, overall, growing old has been an awesome journey, and one that I would not want to change. The essential part of this journey has been my family.

Friday, July 4, 2014

To Build or Not Build Your Own Sandbox

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, build a sandbox yourself. But I am not the DIY type. Fortunately, I have other options. I found a sandbox that needed no special tools to assemble, and it took an afternoon to assemble instead of a weekend to build my own.

For the Love and Fun of Bicycling

It doesn’t really matter whether you cycle to work or school, cycle to preserve your health, or cycle simply to explore your community, cycling more than anything else is fun.