January 1, 2013 Today we celebrate 150 years since the “Emancipation Declaration” was signed and placed into law. I recently saw the movie “Lincoln” and was moved feeling very proud of being an American and sad at the same time. I was proud because of the freedom we all have and the battles fought over […]

December 25, 2012 “The Best Present” My best present, let’s see I’m in my fifty’s so I’ve had many birthdays and Christmas’ where I received gifts, I received some very nice ones so this may be difficult? Was it the pellet gun, tool box, clothes, vacation or ping pong table? Well the more I think […]

12/6/12 Bridge Builder I live in the St. Louis, Missouri area and we have a new bridge under construction that spans over the Mississippi River. This bridge has been on the drawing board for many years and is a joint venture between Illinois and Missouri. It was needed ten years ago but due to its […]

I can’t believe it… thirty-five year wedding anniversary! Where has the time gone? We all have heard that as we age the time seems to speed up, well I can’t agree more. Thirty-five years is a long time to be married and definitely a milestone to be thankful. I say thankful because it takes more […]

A Father’s love! I can only speak from experience reminiscing of the love I’ve felt and experienced from my own father and the love I have towards my own children. My own father displayed his love by loving my mother and providing for his family of four boys his entire adult life. Did he make […]

We all have them from the time we’re born until the day we die. When we were young we had little crisis, remember elementary school when you missed the school bus or forgot your permission slip to go on a field trip? At the time it was a crisis but fortunately one we all lived […]

The truth is what we want but sometimes it’s so for removed from us that when it shows up we don’t recognize it. How is that? When I was growing up I was taught to always tell the truth, regardless of the circumstances, my mom & dad would say” I want the truth and nothing […]