Real conversations I’ve had lately at drive-thru restaurants…“I’ll have a Big Mac value meal with a diet Coke.”Pause....

February 16th, 2018 |  


What do you say to your children?

What do you say to your children?

Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Foods to stock up ahead of snowstorms

Foods to stock up ahead of snowstorms

It seems like every time the weather forecast calls for snow, sleet or ice, the grocery store aisles empty of bread and milk. But I’m wondering,...

February 16th, 2018 |  



Eat like an Olympian

Eat like an Olympian

When I was a child, my mother thought it would be swell if I turned out to be a professional dancer. Not just any old hoofer, however, a ballerina.I w...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Gloria waits for the baby

Gloria waits for the baby

The last couple days I’ve been becoming keenly aware of the reality that not too much time will be elapsing until the arrival of our precious li...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Signs of hope

Signs of hope

Call me a contrarian. Or even a Pollyanna. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headl...

February 15th, 2018 |  


War and poverty: a compromise with hell

War and poverty: a compromise with hell

It’s so easy to paper over the real American security void with verbiage about strength vs. weakness and the endless need to upgrade the militar...

February 15th, 2018 |  


War and poverty: a compromise with hell

War and poverty: a compromise with hell

It’s so easy to paper over the real American security void with verbiage about strength vs. weakness and the endless need to upgrade the militar...

February 15th, 2018 |  


A bug on the plate is worth how much?

A bug on the plate is worth how much?

Did you ever have a smile on your face that no matter what you did you could not wipe it off?Well, that is quite a regular occurrence with me. But thi...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Love is in the air

Love is in the air

I’m writing this column on Wednesday of this week which is Feb. 14, better known as Valentine’s Day. And like they say, “Love is in ...

February 15th, 2018 |