President Obama not a leader?

I, along with many other reasonably intelligent people, am aware of the fact that Republicans always seem to talk in coded language.  They don’t only do this about those they don’t like; they also do this about those they do, supposedly, like.  The goal is to paint the good done by an opponent as bad(…)

Bullys – a parental failure

A bully (according to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language) is “a quarrelsome person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller and weaker people”. In essence, a bully is also a coward. Do you, as a parent, feel comfortable in raising such a child or are you (along with many other parents) in denial(…)

Facts for everyday people #1

Did you know that each of these schools graduated only one of our prior presidents; Whittier, Duke, Miami University, University of Michigan, Eureka, Union, Amherst, Stamford, Kenyon, Dickinson, UVA, Ohio Central, UNC, Allegheny, Cincinnati Law, Williams and Georgetown, Hampden-Sidney College? Did you know that one of our prior presidents was a Rhodes Scholar and an(…)

Quiz #2

Quiz 1 Answers “This day is a day that will live in infamy”- Pres; Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His mother needs to buy 8-lbs. She needs 120-oz for his friends and 8-oz for Tommy. That’s 128-oz/16=8-lbs. 1760-5280 feet/3 (3 feet in a yard) = 1760. The original 13 were: NH, NY, PA, MA, RI, CT, NJ,(…)

The Vicissitudes (changes) of life

As I look back and look around in reflection on my life and the lives of others, questions often come to my mind. I wonder why I’m in this place or why are they in that place. I wonder why the changes unfolded in our lives as they did-why those vicissitudes. In my thinking, I(…)

Quiz #1

What were the words uttered about the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and what president uttered them? Eight year old Tommy is inviting 24 of his friends to his birthday party. He wants to give each one 10-pieces of his favorite candy. Each piece weighs ½ ounce. He wants to have 2-pieces for each(…)

Union Rhetoric

Both the Democratic and the Republican parties have historically been unkind to labor unions at various times. However, if we consider the relationship between labor unions and the cost of doing business in America, you may be forced to conclude that the survival of labor unions would have to err on the side of the(…)

Will You Call Me Socialist?

I’m a writer and this writing is my creative take on this subject matter. Tell me I’m a socialist and then engage me in a discussion on this subject. Those who drive the “socialist rhetoric” do it because they know it to be a “hot button” issue when used to label an opponent. When Republicans(…)

America Was Demanding a “Political Jesus Christ”

Did America want a political Jesus Christ?  I’m certain that any of us who has had an encounter with the awesome power of Jesus Christ and his unmatchable ability to fashion miracles, make the impossible-possible, and make a way where there seems to be no way, would want Him involved in anything we may undertake-even(…)

It’s More Than a Hot Dog

It’s more than just a hot dog; more than just a chicken; not just ground beef and it’s not just a tomato. There is something to be said about the quality of food we put on our table to be put into our body. While there is something to be said, there will still be(…)