When I was in basic training for the US Army I received some good advice from a training sergeant. He said “Never let this bother army you” For a second I heard it the other way around like he was saying “Never let the Army bother you.” That is good advice too but he was … More What I Learned in Basic Training
I have two granddaughters. Parker is 16 and Greta is 14. They are amazing young people in every way. I admire, respect, and love them deeply. When they were much younger we used to play roughhouse games. Basically, they were pillow fights and beyond. Playing with them and much earlier with their mom and aunts … More Granpa’s Game
My Nephew Steve was one of my very favorite human beings. Tragically he died at way too young an age. He was a very creative and successful business man.The following is a treasured memory for me. Steve was a founding owner of a temporary employment agency in Washington DC. At one time his company put … More God Is Not Mad At Me
Years ago I was in San Francisco visiting My daughter. She was working as an attorney from an office on the other side of The City. I decided to buy her flowers to take to her. I bought them close to where I was staying. That meant I carried a bunch of florist flowers in … More How To Catch The Eye Of Woman
Creativity and self doubt….. I have always seen my self doubt as the enemy of my writing; something to be defeated. Thanks to a conversation with my daughter Jill Mayer I now see my sense of self doubt as inevitable. When I write, self doubt is there and it always will be there. However, it … More Self Doubt
· I went to my Sat AM meeting this morning with about 40 friends. Everyone was armed and ready against some getting an April’s Fool joke on them. So no one tried any April 1 jokes. As a part of the opening we went around the big circle introducing ourselves by first names. Most of … More April Fool
My second daughter is Jill. Let me introduce her. How many Dad’s think it is necessary to suggest to his grade school daughter That she play more and ease up on the study. I also would not let Jill organize the hopelessly cluttered garage, As a preteen Jill to do all laundry for the whole … More Hard Work? Oh Boy!