Sixty years ago today, on February 25, 1963, The Beatles released their first single, Please Please me in the United States. Many have come after them, but few have had the influence of the Beatles. Their music still has a sway and power over people of all ages. I can’t think of a better way... Continue Reading →
My day trip to Heaven
Six years ago, I wrote about my dream dinner party, the five people, living or dead, who I would invite to a special dinner. In my my story, "Party of six, you're table is ready," I walked through the various options and threw out some names of people who I thought might be interesting to... Continue Reading →
Sitting down for what’s right
When I hear historians or newspeople talk about the story, I imagine myself in her same position. I think about what I would have done and the politics of the time. I know that I would have been worried for my own safety. I'd like to think that I would have stood my ground, that... Continue Reading →
An active imagination
The guy sitting by himself near the Gate C sign in an empty waiting area of the airport was running from the FBI. He kept his head down and was careful every few minutes to look from one side of the airport to the other. He was looking for anything out of the ordinary and... Continue Reading →
What do I want to do when I grow up?
I know that I’m not the only one. I know others suffer from this too. My problem? I’m in my mid-50’s and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I'm not going through a major life-changing event or a mid-life crisis, I'm just trying to figure out how... Continue Reading →
Fighting the good fight
The United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday (January 16) honoring the civil rights leader's life, legacy and achievements. King, a baptist minister, was the most prominent civil rights leader during the 1960s and advocated nonviolent methods to end racial segregation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. King... Continue Reading →
Leaving on a jet plane
When I was a kid, we lived on the outskirts of a small town. It was the kind of town that you better not blink when you were driving through, or you would miss it. I would describe it as a "one-traffic light town," but it’s still waiting for that first traffic light. To get... Continue Reading →
Santa’s watchful eye!
My wife and I came down with a cough and cold recently and I went to CVS Pharmacy to get something to help with the symptoms. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I was reading the back of the packages to see what would work best. I had been reading the back of one... Continue Reading →
The days of the week: Meet the friends in my head
Mister Rogers began each episode of his children's television series by changing into one of his trademark cardigan sweaters while singing the show's theme song, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?” As soon as you saw him, it didn't matter your age, you knew you were in a safe place. Who wouldn’t want to have Mister... Continue Reading →
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