“It seems to me that in the orbit of our world you are the North Pole, I the South–so much in balance, in agreement–and yet… the whole world lies between.” – Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again Wolfe uses known entities to describe two opposing worldviews, but more importantly, he emphasizes the great division… Continue reading What lies between your Dash?
I have feet. I walk. I am free. Several years ago, I semi-retired, hoping to travel and practice my photography. To keep down my expenses, I took advantage of one of the military privileges when possible. I flew space available on military aircraft. While the only cost was a bit of time, the type of… Continue reading I Walk
Harlem by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry upLike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore?And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?Or crust and sugar over?like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.Or does it explode?
During Black History Month, we pay tribute to many of the usual pioneers. During this period, we pay special attention to their contributions to history and their roles in the struggle. For example, we will remember Dr. King, who reinforced the power of civil disobedience and peaceful non-compliance. Despite the hurdles he faced, we were… Continue reading Black Heroes and Remarkable People
“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” Frank A. Clark Frank makes a great observation in this quote. How easy it is to aspire to greatness and forget that something seemingly small to just one person might mean the difference in a significant way to… Continue reading The Little Things Matter
PURPOSE: to show the importance of passing on heritage, knowledge to the next generation for them to have a solid foundation on which to build. Recently I visited the church I attended as a boy growing up in Barbados. It is a concrete brick church on a hill, on a busy little village street with… Continue reading Build It Well
Recently, I was strolling on a beautiful beach in Barbados when two women jogged past me. Just as they overtook me, an unsuspecting wave crashed against the shore and covered their shoes. Immediately, one of the runners stopped to brood over the water in her tennis shoes and seemed to lose her appetite for running.… Continue reading Push the Needle
We choose to wage war within rather than have the courage to fight the battles without! The war we face within represents the struggle between our goals, ethics, morals, and belief systems. It’s fighting to determine the things that bring us balance and those that disturb our peace and harmony. The battles without are regrets of missed… Continue reading The War Within
I was sitting in a restaurant in Port Towsend, WA overlooking the bay and mountains towards Canada. The air was crisp, the water tranquil but grey, the sun was setting, and it was a most peaceful setting. Many customers were waiting for service, but one young couple, in particular, caught my attention. They ordered their… Continue reading Digitally Unstimulated – Part I
In an article published on Statista, it showed that Americans use some form of electronics 11+ hours a day. If we are awake 18 hours a day, digital devices consume a tremendous amount of our waking time. I am not sure of the accuracy of the data, but from personal experience, I use some electronics daily… Continue reading Digitally Unstimulated – Part II