January 29, 2018

Schadenfreude: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.  Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2018. 

Current events in pop culture, sports and politics have generated unpleasant if not repugnant stories of bad behavior.  The news cycle seems to spew out stories of de...

January 22, 2018

This past Monday, our nation celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in order to recognize the wonderful civil rights leadership of Reverend Dr. King. The tremendous courage and convictions of Dr. King are brought to the public's attention each year on the third Monday...

January 12, 2018

So every year around about now, after the kids are back in school or work, after the tree has been taken down and the decorations put away, I hear this familiar refrain from my wife Kathy, "I LOVE JANUARY!".  

I've always had mixed feelings about January.  My Dad h...

January 5, 2018

The season of Epiphany begins this week -- the season of light.  In the Eastern Orthodox church the day of Epiphany, January 6, is celebrated as Christmas day.   We also know Epiphany as the Twelfth day of Christmas -- the day that all those Lords a-leaping, ladies dan...

January 1, 2018

Throughout the holiday season and leading up to it, I would often make the casual, polite

comment "I hope you have a good holiday."  To me this was suggesting that people have the opportunity to be around family and friends and just generally enjoy each other's company....

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