Searching for Meaning

Scruting the Inscrutable

In an American Spectator review of the book, Curiosity and Its Twelve Rules for Life, by author F.H. Buckley, the reviewer, Shmuel Klatzkin, relates a story told by “novelist and prankster,” Ken Kesey. In that story, Kesey recounted that his dad upbraided him once, declaring to him, “Your problem is that you keep trying to …

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Medics operating

“We’re Losing Her”

Our traditional English language is a marvelous gift handed down to us over the centuries…but, are we “losing her?”

Del and Betty Jane 5X7

I love you, Betty Jane…

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”…and my dream came true, the day I flew Betty Jane

Man at fork in the road

Where was I, this day, April 17, 1956…a fork in the road.

Yogi Berra once famously said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” And on this day, April 17, 1956, I came to a fork in the road…

Bald Eagle erect

What’s in a symbol?

What’s in a symbol. How does a proud bald eagle stir such deep feelings for our “land of the free, the home of the brave?”

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Famous words, proven true for each generation

The More Things Change…

For many, today, the world seems to be coming apart at the seams, a frightening place, fraught with uncertainties. But sometime around 1848, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, a French critic, journalist, and novelist, penned the words “plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose,” usually translated as “the more things change, the more they stay the …

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My heroes seem to have always been cowboys; just a man and his horse, and wide open spaces

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys…

Just a man and his horse, under a big sky. Don’t fence me in…where I always long to be.

sad child

Why don’t you love me?

Today, Valentine’s Day, is all about love. But sometimes, we don’t feel loved. Somehow, this thought led me into a reminiscence about old cameras and photos


Quo Vadis, America?

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville

Road sign that says "Perseverance"

Where Was I, This Day…December 22, 1958

How 1958 can teach us an important lesson about 2020.

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