Confrontation’s Bad Reputation

Look up confrontation in the dictionary.  Does the definition resemble this, “a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties?”   This description makes confrontation sound like an event to be accessorized with boxing gloves.  While some confrontations may resemble this definition, I think perhaps there is more to the story. Although I could not Read More

Silencing the Noise

Silencing the Noise

James Cleveland Owens, better known to the world as Jesse, sky-rocketed to fame via the 1936 Berlin Olympics, winning four gold medals while simultaneously tying a world record, setting a world and also three Olympic records.  It would be forty-eight years before another track and field Olympian, American Carl Lewis, matched Jesse’s feat. Even before Read More


Case Against The Resolutions!

Good-bye, Santa and the reindeer, jingle bells, Frosty the Snowman, holiday overindulgence, ugly sweaters, crowded malls and Christmas music. Hello, New Year’s Resolutions and promises to eat less, exercise more, quit smoking, curtail frivolous spending and give up alcohol. Making New Year’s Resolutions seems to be etched into our DNA; we think that simply because Read More

It's A Wonderful Life

George Bailey, It Really is a Wonderful Life

New Year’s Eve; for most of us, the end of one year and beginning of another brings about a time of reflection.  We browse through the annals of our past and if we are honest with ourselves, all of us will find that we’ve fallen short of the mark.  Perhaps there are broken relationships still Read More


Dance Like No One’s Watching

Have you ever just sat and watched small children running around and playing?  No?  Well then, I highly recommend it.  No doubt, a smile of sheer joy will sneak onto your face, whether you mean for it to or not! Saturday a friend and I went to see a performance of, “The Nutcracker”.  The audience Read More

RJ Race Set 1

Christmas Memories

December 24, the day after December 23 and the day before December 25, also known as Christmas Eve.  For some people this day is a day of preparation, anticipation and celebration, but for others it is a day of sadness, fear and dread.  We all have different life experiences, and good or bad, they make Read More

If Today Was Your Last Day

The Gift of Today

It’s the Season of Giving, that wonderful time of year that brings out the best in all of us.  I mean, come on; even Scrooge was transformed after visits by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.  In all of our hurry, scurry pursuit of the perfect gift; I think perhaps we forget that Read More