Silent Heroes: A Tribute on Veteran’s Day

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of November 1918, the First World War ended with an armistice. On that day, the seeds of Veteran’s Day were planted. For as long as I have been alive, Veteran’s Day had its place on the calendar. The problem it seems to come and go without as much notice as it deserves. I have [...]

By |2022-11-12T18:55:07-06:00November 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Question and the Professor

Every person hears a question knock on life’s door. Frustration gives it birth and mortality provides its cry.   “Did I make any difference?”   In the infancy of television, Rod Serling, a gravel-throated man with a dagger-like stare, produced a series called The Twilight Zone. Most of the episodes had a twinge of science fiction. It introduced young William Shatner and [...]

By |2019-12-04T22:39:06-06:00December 4th, 2019|Life Observations, Personal Change, Reflections|0 Comments

The Janitor in the Abbey

Western society worships at the altar of position. Whether it be business, religion, government, or academia, the guy at the top gets the spotlight. That leaves someone else, someone more important, in the dark. Once I had a half-day layover in London. I caught a train, went downtown to wander around. I did not know where I was going but stumbled onto [...]

By |2018-12-03T13:53:47-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

A Nicaragua Postscript: Three Reasons I Go on a Hard Trip

For a dozen years, I make an annual January trip to Managua, Nicaragua. While many go as tourists and many Americans are ex-pats, I go for another reason. I go to help poor people. I go with a talented and devoted team of doctors, pharmacists, dentists, and helpers from Health Talents International. We conduct mobile medical clinics in areas where the need [...]

By |2018-02-02T21:54:55-06:00February 2nd, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

What Are You Doing Here?

Western society is transient. We ask kids question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” A man once asked me, “what is your ambition for the future?”   Life tugs at our heart to “be” somewhere else rather than where we “are.”   In John 11, Jesus finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Lazarus, his good friend, [...]

By |2017-05-08T21:52:52-05:00May 8th, 2017|Life Observations|0 Comments
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