Nine Miracles, Zero Zippers!
This is a true story about my battle with heart disease. I was very heavily exposed to Agent Orange during 1967–68, my year in Vietnam. My heart troubles started almost as soon as I left the service. The VA Cardiologists I have seen (too many to count) have mentioned my heart problems could be related to my family’s hereditary. Regardless of how it occurred, I have dealt with this condition for 50+ years. I believe that’s a miracle in and of itself.
The Secret to Being Successful is Simple
No one is born a failure — absolutely no one. Every one of us has a certain degree of success in us. From birth, we are successful when we take our first breath, when we roll over by ourselves the very first time, learn to crawl, and then walk.
Should Trump Run Again?
This is not a trick question or a trick answer. Pull up almost any website on the Internet these days and you’re likely to see an ad asking: “Should Donald Trump run again” Some ads will include the words “Should Donald Trump run for President again?” while others will not.
You Can Go Back to a Simpler Time but It is Never the Same
The decade of the 1950s was a special time for our country. We were finally at peace with the world again — having grown weary from fighting the tenacious Japanese in the Pacific Ocean and the steely Germans throughout Europe during World War II.
Traveling Anywhere These Days is Very Much an Adventure
My wife and I haven't had a vacation for nearly four years, partly due to Covid-19, but also partly due to having sold our house on a spur-of-the-moment decision after we received an unsolicited cash offer we simply couldn't refuse.
My Journey from 214 Pounds on January 3, 2019, to 183.2 Today and on My Way to 145 by Sometime in 2035
The crux of the matter is Obesity There, I have said it, I am obese! I admit, even after having lost 30+ pounds, I am still obese. My current body mass index (BMI) is 30.4, down from my all-time high of 35.6.
Republicans, Beware: America's Veterans Have Very, Very Long Memories
Background: Every person who enlists or is drafted into one of the Armed Forces of the United States of America enters into a pact with our federal government that says, if injured while performing our duties, we are entitled to compensation and personal care at no cost to us.
Another Shooting and Nationwide Indignation Must Finally Force Passage of Gun Control Legislation
Imagine what would happen if you went to your job each day and, as soon as you get there, you sat down and did nothing for the rest of the day. How long would you last before your employer would fire you?