Category Archives: Values


“When you fall, don’t get up empty handed. ”  — Unattributed My morning session with cryptograms is quite prolific with writing prompts.  These quotes always make me stop and think. Most of them are long years of experience distilled into … Continue reading

Posted in Ambition, Progress, Society, Values, Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Look at Our Prayers

“What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours.” — Helga Bergold Gross Can we look at this carefully? Is that how we pray? Unfortunately, I’ve been too often guilty of … Continue reading

Posted in Ambition, Faith, Prayer, Values | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Simple Suggestion

This political season has shown our country and our politics in the worst possible light. The debates have not been helpful on many levels.  So I have this modest proposal for the third debate. No one including the moderator is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Society, Values | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Potency of Words

“The words ‘I am…’ are potent words. Be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way Of reaching back and claiming you.” — A. L. Kitselman We forget the power of the spoken word. But … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Society, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quotes and Cryptograms

As a night owl, I find it difficult to get my mental gears moving smoothly in the morning.  So I exercise my brain with various puzzles and such to get those gears oiled and moving.  One of the sites I … Continue reading

Posted in Society, Values | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Political Season

Because political discussion tends to generate passionate emotions, I try to stay away from those topics on social media. Sometimes, however, something needs to be said. The following is not directed at any person or party in particular, but toward … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Society, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


My friend, Shirley Corder, posted this on Facebook. “Words of wisdom for a new year. Let’s work together this year to make it a success. Where do we start?” Where to start is an interesting question.  How do we manage … Continue reading

Posted in Excellence, Society, Values, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment