Handling The Pain

Handling The Pain….I have often pictured myself as a mountain lake. My lake is loaded with rabbits swimming around like fish. I know that rabbits swimming around like fish seems unreasonable. If the rabbits are a picture of my buried pain then the swimming rabbits are appropriate because their is nothing rational about me carrying … More Handling The Pain


As I see it, years back when President George Bush decided to invade Iraq he felt sure the Iraqi citizens would welcome the chance to be free after the years of abusive rule under Hussein. In that he was mistaken. The result we all saw over time was that the Iraqi  people felt they were … More Freedom

Getting Old

When I turned 70 it was painful to me because it kinda proved to me I was an old man’ A great line of you sent sweet kind words to me and reassured me. When I turned 80 it was very different. I had the world’s best family party. It was a celebration. I feel … More Getting Old

A Little Bragging

Recently, I asked my daughter JoAnna what would happen if I accepted as my personal reality, all the nice things people say about me. She said, “Dad, I think you should do that. I want you to get started by giving yourself two affirmations every day starting today. ” I replied, “O.K. I will. The … More A Little Bragging


I went to Kearny High School in San Diego. Things at home were tough for me because of my angry mom. At school I took Honors English from a kind, fun and loving woman. She was a breath of fresh air to me. I really enjoyed her class . A few times I helped her … More Bullying