To Hell with Success

A New Paradigm How much have you thought about the paradigms you live by?  Have you ever stopped and paid close attention to them?  Have you ever seriously questioned the… Read More

Dynamic Faith

“As you sow, so shall you reap.”  I was repeatedly told this at Sunday school, confirmation, Bible school, and church. As a child, I heard this as more than just… Read More

Never Forget To Laugh

“To be serious is to be self-righteous.  The foundation of healthy humor is joy.  Before we can have a sense of humor, we must be joyous.  If we are joyless,… Read More

What Do You Control?

There is the well-known Serenity Prayer, which goes, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the… Read More

The End of Guilt

A young man sat on a riverbank.  In a peaceful state, he was absorbed in the sounds and sights of nature surrounding him.  Suddenly he heard desperate cries for help.… Read More

The Messenger

I awakened this morning, and as is my habit, I first peered out my upstairs window.  Below, at the foot of the carousel bird feeder, pecked away a pair of… Read More

The Battle of Epic Proportions

For the last two-plus years, I have been living in a 20-year-old Mexican colonial style home in the Tepozteca mountains in the Mexican state of Morelos, about two hours south… Read More

The Rose: A Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a young butcher and his wife.  They were newly married and constantly swooned in each other’s presence because of the passion they felt for… Read More

The Simplicity of Creativity

ALBERT EINSTEIN IS QUOTED as saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Thomas Edison, on the other hand, is quoted as saying, “Genius is 99 percent perspiration and one percent… Read More
Razor

The Razor

My razor died several months ago.  It had reliably and acceptably shaved my face for many years.  The razor was an old electric one which required a cord and an… Read More
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