The America We’ve Become

Since October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty has stood poised on Liberty Island in New York Harbor to welcome newcomers to America.  Ms. Emma Lazarus scripted words that appear on the statue:  “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses...

The Benefit of Pain

Most readily attribute the experiences of their lives as being of vital importance in the molding, sculpting and structuring the nature of who they ultimately become.  However, the one aspect of life’s occurrences that is probably most influential typically...

A Matter of Opinion

When recently engaged in a conversation that included two individuals who had differing understandings of a situation, I realized the potential consequences when people take an unwavering stand on any issue. The two long-time friends and I were discussing matters...