Monthly Archives: April 2012

Maddy’s Father

Years ago I attended the graduation party of my friend Maddy Doyle. In the midst of the party Maddy’s father came into the party with two disheveled human beings who obviously were people living on the street. Maddy’s mother was … Continue reading

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Bullying works for no one

There are some adults that feel that it is only being ” politically correct “to be concerned about bullied children. They state that it really prepares children for the bumps and bruises of adult life. I totally disagree, and do not … Continue reading

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The Power of One

Only the completely naive would deny that there are powerful greedy forces in the world that control many of the situations in life. Their power and influence is unbridled and they seem invincible. However, there is always a solitary voice … Continue reading

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Life beyond the comfort zone

Life begins where your comfort zone ends. It is marvelous that so many of us daily meet our personal responsibilities. We have obligations and  the community relies on our fulfilling the many rules,roles and duties that come with adult life. … Continue reading

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Education

The status of  education is vital to the growth and welfare of America. The issues are incredibly complex because some schools are outstanding,others are mediocre and unfortunately some are dismal failures. In the search for solutions my gut feeling is … Continue reading

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Stop the Bullying

Yesterday I saw the movie”Bully” and it had a profound effect on me.It is disturbing to realize that children all over this country daily experience such mental and physical suffering. If you have ever been bullied I wish you to … Continue reading

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Alone or Lonely

There is a vast difference in being alone and being lonely.Many wonderful moments are spent in the solitude of one’s self. The thoughts about life,personal destiny, relationships and a host of other issues can fill us with wonder and meaning.In … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Yesterday I received an advanced copy of my novel and it was quite startling to actually hold the finished copy in my hands.As I examined each chapter I was reminded of how many people were actually involved in the process. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Watched an interesting program about nostalgia last evening. The premise was that many older persons(defined as anyone older than I am) prefer the past to the present. They see their earlier days as ones that were filled with values that … Continue reading

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Our returning Vets

I had an extended conversation with a young Army vet yesterday.He had two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan ,and has been unemployed for six months. He was obviously bright, well spoken and had a bevy of experience in … Continue reading

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