My Queen, My Sister

I am not a royalist by any stretch of the imagination, but through the years, I’ve had a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth.  She assumed the throne when she was only 26 years old and committed the next seventy years seeking to fulfil her responsibilities and to serve her people the best she could.…

What’s Its legacy?

On the last full day of our trip, we visited Highclere Castle.  Which is a beautiful estate encompassing 5,000 acres.  Its history goes back to 749, and as we toured the estate, I discovered some remarkable things from its past. At Highclere, the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon helped draft the BNA act with Sir John…

Impatient or Intolerant?

I don’t know if I’m impatient or intolerant or both and I’m not looking for an answer.  The other night I was impatiently waiting in line at a convenience store while the lady in front of me took her good old time selecting the numbers that she was convinced would win her $10,000,000.00 before the…

How’d It Do That?

The other day I was working on my computer and after doing a fairly standard cut and paste in the document I had open I had a startling revelation. I had no idea how the computer did what it did. I mean it wasn't exactly putting someone on the moon but still how did this…

Ask Not What . . .

The other day I was thinking about a biography of John F. Kennedy I had watched on A&E. And I gained a whole new respect for a man who was assassinated when I was three years old. (You can do the math) Now I don’t know how you feel about JFK as a man or…

Are You Dead?

Bizarre; that was the first thought that came to mind when I read a news story about a man in Japan who had been discovered dead on the street.  The body, believed to be that of a homeless man in his late 60s or early 70s, was found in front of a popular department store…

Don’t call it Luck!

A few weeks ago, when gasoline was at its highest, someone told me how lucky I was that we drove a hybrid. Lucky? My first thought was that many factors went into us having a hybrid, but none of those were luck. We didn’t win it. Several years ago, when we first moved into our…

Loving those with More

The other day I saw a couple of massive motorhomes, and my first thought was to feel bad for them with the current gas price. And then I thought, they are driving a quarter of million-dollar motorhomes. They don’t need me to feel bad for them. And then I felt bad because I didn’t feel…

Restraining Orders

I read a great news article a while back. It concerned a man in Kansas City, Kansas by the name of Wesley Fitzpatrick who applied for a temporary restraining order against a female whom he said was stalking him. Fitzpatrick claimed that she was making him “scared and depressed and in fear of my freedom.”  The…