Category Archives: Characteristics

Photography and Beauty

By | January 14, 2024

[January 14, 2024]  Look to where beautiful things are and where life’s outcomes are lovely.  The Epoch Times covered the winner of the International Wedding Photographer of the Year (link here).  Annually, prizes are handed out for the best photographs in several categories.  This year, the prize went to Tara Lilly of Whistler, Canada, for a superbly well-timed… Read More »

My Thoughts on Evil Leaders

By | January 10, 2024

[January 10, 2024]  Evil leaders exist.  While leadership means many things, it ultimately means getting people to accomplish a goal.  Leaders come in a range of abilities and outcomes in performance – great, good, bad and, yes, evil.  But one category, the evil leader, deserves special mention. Several years ago, I was presented with a DVD of recordings… Read More »

Dogs Are Us

By | December 31, 2023

[December 31, 2023]  As I type this article, my last blog post of the year, my dog Bella is at my feet.  She is sleeping there but also in her protective mode, guarding me from any danger lurking and unknown.  A few days ago, she returned to the veterinarian’s office for a second emergency visit in a week. … Read More »

Why We Built a WWII Statue

By | December 24, 2023

[December 24, 2023]  Four years ago, a small group of men – all acquaintances – were discussing “doing something” for their community.  One of these men knew and befriended a World War II veteran and his devoted daughter.   The veteran was a highly decorated Army medic.  After the veteran passed away, his daughter suggested to the group that… Read More »

Dog Nose Smudges on the Window

By | December 21, 2023

[December 21, 2023]  I’m convinced our human relationship with dogs is magical. Not magical like a flying dragon or the Loch Ness monster magical, but magical like extraordinary, irresistible, and amazing. We usually think of animals as social creatures, but within their own species and while that is undeniably true, dogs have a stronger social attraction to humans… Read More »