Monthly Archives: October 2023

Letters to My Granddaughter, No. 33

By | October 31, 2023

[October 31, 2023]  “It’s a bonanza!” yelled my brother Philip as he stared into his haul of goodies.  He and I looked forward to Halloween because of the chocolate candy, dressing up in a costume, discovering which of our neighbors were generous and which were cheap, and seeing good friends, yet trying to figure out who was underneath… Read More »

Good Leadership Impacts Lives!

By | October 30, 2023

[October 30, 2023] Leader is the root word of leadership.  A leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country, “the leader of a protest group”.  Remember, good leadership positively impacts lives. What qualities do leaders have to be effective?  They must be a good listener.  Why?  Because they don’t know everything.  Too many… Read More »

The “Godfather” Kevin Samuels

By | October 27, 2023

[October 27, 2023]  “You’re average at best.”  So begins one of America’s most famous and well-respected image consultants, Kevin Samuels.  He shot to popularity for his advice, targeted mainly at black women, but applies across all races and cultures.  I first heard of the “godfather,” as he is affectionately known in the dating market, from a young man… Read More »

A Comment about Hamas Terrorism

By | October 26, 2023

[October 26, 2023]  Anyone reading my blog knows that I firmly stand against Hamas terrorism (see articles here, here, here, and here) and fully support Israel to defend itself in this latest war.  What I saw these past two weeks, coming from the cameras operated by Hamas terrorists, was unspeakable.  To put this into perspective, I was a… Read More »

A Challenge to Great Leaders

By | October 25, 2023

[October 25, 2023]  Folks in America are quick to judge the ability of leaders to lead based on their politics or their mannerisms rather than their ability.  This bias, so inherent in us Americans puts us at a great disadvantage on the international stage where highly intelligent, experienced, and motivated leaders influence our view of the world, and… Read More »

Hero: SA Quentin Smythe

By | October 24, 2023

[October 24, 2023]  This is a true hero from South Africa.  Sgt Quentin Smythe won the Victoria Cross in the Western Desert.  This is the highest military decoration awarded for valor “in the face of the enemy” to members of the British Armed Forces and various Commonwealth countries (of which South Africa is one). Upon the outbreak of… Read More »

Megyn Kelly Spotlights Hatred of Jews

By | October 23, 2023

[October 23, 2023]  A few days ago, media personality Megyn Kelly interviewed Dave Marcus and Noah Pollak, journalists and political commentators, to discuss the hatred of Jews on American college campuses.  I like the interview for several reasons that will become more apparent below.  I recommend listening to this and other interviews on the moral stance of America. … Read More »

Letters to My Granddaughter, No. 31

By | October 22, 2023

[October 22, 2023]  It didn’t look like much.  It was old, with fading paint, rusty rims, worn-out seats, a cracked passenger window, missing window handles, and terrible gas mileage.  Shortly after starting High School as a sophomore, I finished my Driver’s Education and obtained my Texas Driver’s License.  A friendly neighbor sold me his old car, a 1953,… Read More »