city of patriots

I just returned from a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I saw more than one sign referring to the city as "The City of Patriots." That made me think. pa·tri·ot  ˈpātrēət/  noun 1. a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. 2.a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government Many men these days claim... Continue Reading →


just wait, it’ll get better . . .

From Juvenile Law (CASA) conference in Boston: Facts - Statistic 1. Every time a child changes schools, he/she regresses approximately 6 months. Statistic 2.  There is a disproportionate number of children of color in the foster care and delinquency system. Statistic 3.  Children of color are generally detained longer after being taken into state custody,... Continue Reading →

terminal II

At 6:54  a.m. at Little Rock Airport Gate 4, everyone seems to respect the quietness called for by the early hour, except two people. Of course.  There are two men seated in the Sky Priority section that have the good grace to drink their orange juice and read their paper serenely, bothering no-one. Befitting of... Continue Reading →

56 – Reconcile!

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, I was sitting at Gate H1 of Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The weather was cold outside, but not the bitter, nasty cold for which Chicago is famous. It was crowded inside, but not the people-invading-my-personal-space kind of crowded that my makes my lungs collapse and my heart rate climb. I had... Continue Reading →


Balance is challenging but essential. This is not just an abstract, new agey concept, but a very practical one. Without balance we topple, or at least we wobble. From fighters to yogis, we must find our centers. This, for me anyway, is often easier said than done.  Work vs. Family; Faith vs. Reason; Conservative vs.... Continue Reading →

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