This past week, I read an interesting post about surrounding yourself with people you treasure and who treasure you. It was written about women, but I’m sure girls, boys, men, and women would benefit by being with people who appreciate them for who they are and make them better people.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. W.A. Ward I don’t like the phrase “new normal.” It has a sense of permanence to it, like things will never be the same again. The things we used to enjoy doing are
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Walt Kelly, Earth Day 1970 Fifty years later, we have once again chosen sides – mostly against ourselves. People tend to take sides before considering the all the facts and once sides are chosen, they never reconsider their stance or the
Ever heard of historiography? It’s fascinating. Historiography is the study of the writing of history, and in particular, studying the historians who wrote the history and critically analyzing why they wrote what they wrote. The adage the victors write the history is especially visible when you look deeply into historical
Earth’s tilt reached its climax this past week which officially announces the dawn of summer. The days were hot before then, but now it’s okay for the days to be long and hot because it’s–well, it’s summer. But this summer isn’t like all the others. Here in Boise, COVID-19 is
My dad often gives me tidbits of wisdom, and I usually write them down somewhere so I have them always. During our phone call a couple of weeks ago, he dropped another one in my lap. We talked about many things, and I don’t specifically remember why he brought this