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Watch Your Step

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Escalators are a modern marvel.  The English word is derived from the word, escalade, meaning to climb.  An escalator actually takes the effort out of climbing. They are a welcome sight in a mall or a subway station. Unfortunately, there are times in life when an escalator is not welcome.  Sometimes we make decisions with […]

What Was Old Is New Again

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

I will never forget my childhood trip to Berlin.  My dad was stationed in Bamberg, Germany, and my parents wanted their children to see as much as possible.  The trip to Berlin was different than others. The trip started with a night train.  On most trips, we traveled in our huge red, Plymouth station wagon.  […]

The Strong Should Not Harm The Weak 

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Around 1755 BCE, the Babylonian King Hammurabi proclaimed a law code.  For thousands of years it lay hidden in the ruins of Susa in modern Iran.  It revealed the ancient origins of government. The text on the granite stele began with a preamble.  Hammurabi claimed the gods called him by name to rule. They expected the king […]

The Best Hope for Peace

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in a United States military hospital.  My dad proudly served in the US Army for 27 years.  He was there to defend against a Soviet invasion. The US Army first arrived in Europe during World War Two (1939-1945). It was part of an Allied Coalition that defeated the NAZIs.  […]

America Safe and Secure

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

I am the proud father of a son who serves in the United States Army, and the proud son of a father who served 27 years. I’ve thought many times about them not coming home to us. Any parent, or child, knows the feeling of waiting for their loved ones to return. When our family […]