Revised Edition Family Ties: Thicker than Blood, is a novel about a character from the South, who continues his trip to the big city (New York) to find his way in life. This book is well written with characters, and especially places, that can be recognized if you are a resident of inner city New York. You can curl up on your couch and enjoy this intriguing novel.” —CIW (Retired) Georgia

In The Gray Matter

Success Identified

When recently in the presence of an individual who happens to be several years my senior, we fell into a discussion concerning the varying degrees of life's successes. The gentleman, whom I'll refer to as "Sam" for reference sake, has tried his hand at a number of...

A Worthwhile Investment

With all the chaos and incidents of violence that seem to have entangled the citizens of this and other countries, to say our immediate future is uncertain would be a gross understatement of fact. It appears every national and international news headline ranging from...

Take the First Step

There have been occasions in the past when I've voiced an objective opinion as related to a variety of topics. The issues in recent months have been no different as I've outlined a matter that has seemingly consumed the entire country. Waning race relations coupled...

The Need for Healing

Tragic events throughout areas of our country have been instrumental in painting a vile portrait of the putrid sickness running savagely among mankind identified as hatred. Truthfully speaking, this debilitating disease has been present since the origin of man as...

The Endangered

A report of a young man being killed during the summer of 2026 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana had a strangely chilling effect. Of course, society is constantly subjected to countless shootings and murders, as that is the subject of at least one daily news report. This...

Instinct or Intellect

(Originally Published June 2016) An interesting thing occurred recently when I sat looking out the window at two squirrels playing beneath the pecan tree in my back yard. Except for the fact there aren't any nuts on the tree at this point, I normally would have been...

Marriage equality in question…biblically

This, in my humble opinion is a matter that has, to this point, already met with much debate, objection and argument. On November 29, 2022, by a vote of 61-36, the Senate passed House Bill 8404 or the Respect for Marriage Act. This legislation sponsored by U.S....

Nothing Wrong with Change

In recent weeks I've heard more about various people's positions on virtually every issue from health care to the nation's economy. No matter how many times a person is told, "I don't talk politics" they still insist on discussing the topic. So, since left with little...

Before we complain

I recently experienced a truly eye-opening situation when an acquaintance rode with me to a neighborhood retailer. Interestingly enough, for the entire drive to the store, the gentleman (I'll simply call Bob) complained incessantly about the fact he'd injured himself...

Good Debt…?

With all the hoopla, rhetoric, and blundering that has been spat by the political candidates during the past several months, much attention has been directed toward the issue of public spending and the deficit. (I promise that's the only reference to be made to the...