Definition of a Successful Life To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;  to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;   to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by […]

Labor Days Past–What I’ve Done for Money!

And then today…. I’m grateful for my work ethic as learned from my family while growing up on the farm.  My dad encouraged resourcefulness and initiative.  I think that’s why I’ve often been “self-employed” in so much of my work. Last Monday, Labor Day, I began to think back and list my lifetime of jobs. […]


And then today…. I’ve been thinking about the Pope appearing on network television’s 20/20 program last night as he prepares for his visit to the United States.  He took questions and gave heartfelt and comforting responses. He seems to be an answer to our prayers as he is so perfect for these times in history. […]

CROWDS–Desperation or Celebration

And then today…. I see the news story of the Syrian Refugees and I wince.  It is now burned in my brain–the crowd’s desperation, the cramming into flimsy boats and trains and through bus windows.  The beautiful children, the haunting expressions, the death, the hysteria–what can I do? I remember visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington […]