Why and What to Write – Part III

In the next weeks, people around the world will celebrate a variety of holidays with festivities, friends, and loved ones. It is during these times I especially think of family gatherings when sons and daughters, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas share their common traditions. What a wonderful opportunity to listen, learn and seek answers […]

Why and What to Write – Part II

This week I offer why I wrote “President You.” Simply, it was disappointment in overly partisan congresses and divisive presidencies. That and my belief politicians fail to provide citizens with adequate information regarding public policy initiatives. Too often, elected officials accentuate their version of the positive while hiding detrimental negatives. You can probably come up […]

Why and What to Write – Part I

This is the first of a five-part commentary on Why and What to Write. Human beings have within themselves tales to tell. Verbally, they infuse heart and soul into their “once upon a time.” Many of them are fortunate enough, talented enough, stubborn enough, lucky enough, and skilled enough to transfer their animations from the […]


Someone once said, “Women. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them.” I feel that way about technology. Last week I spent nearly 3 days dealing with technology – specifically VPN. I have used it for months with no issues. Suddenly, I could not access my e-mails with VPN turned on. No problem with VPN […]

Family History

Last blog, I mentioned my aunt passing away. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been diligently sorting through her family genealogy records my cousin sent me. Many of the items were photographs of family reunions and 50th wedding anniversaries. Of note were letters my grandmother wrote to one of my aunts back in the […]


Recently, my last and youngest surviving aunt of my nearly three dozen uncles and aunts passed away. She was the most prolific collector of family history and genealogy. My cousins sent me three boxes containing many of her family records, letters, and photographs: mostly pertaining to my mom, dad, brother, and me. I have been […]


Sign stating rattlesnake area

Why was the word “Rattlesnake” important to my dad? As we get older, two things tend to happen. The stories we tell get bigger and better, and our memories tend to fade. The booklet “My Life in Lists” is a great way to capture your life. Not as a diary or journal but filled with […]

Primary Elections

Mid-Term Primary Elections have already taken place in several states. More primary elections are scheduled. If you want something different in the realm of politics, read Tom Williams’ book entitled “President You: How a Thoughtful Ordinary Citizen Could Change the Most Complex Government on Earth.” (Available on Amazon or Order from your favorite Bookstore) Tom […]