For those of us with a reasonable amount of comprehensive skills it would be easy to assign not only blame but an insidious conspiracy to the ineffectual actions of a government who is actively ignoring sound economic policy and imposing destructive measures upon the people, the…
I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season, and
peace, love and friendship in the coming year.…Continue
It was a life time ago or maybe it was just yesterday, it depends on how you remember it, where you are when your mind travels time, but the year was 1966 or so.
Christmas Eve was the big night in our home, the only night that my parents kicked up their heels. With a brood of seven…Continue
Much political banter now boils over the current talk of trying to curtail federal spending enough or produce enough federally generated revenue in order to begin the arduous task of taming the debilitating deficit. If current spending continues, we will surely see a monetary crisis of…
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The Generaldirektor had determined that the presentation should be delivered in English.
He wasn’t terribly surprised…Continue
After Thanksgiving my mother played Christmas albums nonstop. She listened to everything from Mahaliah Jackson’s “O Holy Night” to "Jingle Bells" by Alvin and The Chipmunks. We watched every Christmas Special. There were only three channels so that was possible. Mom cut branches…Continue
CHICAGO. For Joe Klesjko, a trader at Wolf/Ram Associates, December is a hectic time of year, and not because of Christmas shopping. “Our customers would trade 365 days a year if they could,” he says of a client base that hedges their exposure in world tungsten markets by buying the grey-white heavy high-melting ductile hard polyvalent metallic element under its other name–wolfram.…
Listening to Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. Anyone who knows this song knows that it is about the state of depression. It is, by the way, a great song musically and the lyrics are well done. There was a time when I obsessed over that song. My son will remember. Now I think about it as a great song but also a way of understanding folks who are lost in depression. How to help them. Of course, a key point is to be a good listening ear, don't try to talk them out of it,…Continue
My Fourth Year
By David Glenn Cox
This is my fourth year with nothing,
I cry no tears.
I no longer believe in God, Jesus or Santa Claus,
I have no illusions.
I believe there is a creator and a plan for me,
I have felt his warmth.
I have walked five miles in the frozen snow,
I relish my…
On the Night Before Christmas
He was out on his beat…Continue
2012 has been called the year of the amateur body builder, there are literally tens of thousands of buff intimidating dudes out there in gyms across the country who lift what seem to you like insanely enormous sums of weight, here are some simple tips to help you survive and thrive in this testosterone driven PUMP FEST we lifters call our lives.
I was about 7 or 8 years old when she discovered that I could recite the poem from memory...My mother would read the poem to us each Christmas until we were able to read it ourselves...
Our local newspaper , The New Haven Register, had a tradition of printing the poem on the front page every year...The paper has maintained the tradition to this day...…Continue
Like so many of my articles, this one was can also be begun with "One day at the airport.." The going theory amongst scribblers such as myself is that misery is the greatest motivator for writers and pain is the perfect catalyst for writing. No wonder I am yet to find a muse better than America's TSA and their security counterparts across the globe.But I digress...
A few days ago, I was, once again, headed to Dubai to see the parents. Characteristically, I had…
The city of Guanajuato appears abruptly when one descends out of the Sierra Guanajuato via the northern route.Continue
What light has this soul found among the darkness;
what glimmer of hope for me,
for if I wish upon this star
for peace on earth for all alike
and struggle with my own…Continue
In the late '80s we moved from Vermont to Las Vegas to be with Tamar's folks as her dad battled and beat cancer. I also needed work and Clark County Schools were hiring quicker than casinos collect sadsack cash. I taught English and history, earning fine …Continue