Writing doesn’t always leave time for reading

Writing leaves little time for reading. It would seem like writers would spend their non-writing time reading. However, the stack of unread books on top of my bookcase tell a different story. I will occasionally see a book on the websites I frequent or the bookstores I visit and buy it, telling myself I can’t…

One nation under God, divisible

It’s horrifying to see the photos and videos of what unfolded over the weekend in Charlottesville. In this day and age, it’s despicable to see such hate flourish in what is supposed to be the land of the free.   Granted, we all know there are white supremacists and neo-Nazis in America. However, we’ve been…

When it comes to curtailing free speech, one university pulls the trigger

There’s a new health warning from Southern Methodist University about the American flag. Apparently, it triggers something with college students. I wish I was joking about this, but the university has told a student group called Young Americans For Freedom that it would not allow the students to set up its display of 3,000 flags…

Hitting the trail and enjoying the view

It hasn’t always been easy getting up and going out for some exercise, which might explain why I went from being a skinny stick in my teen years to being a tad overweight now that I’ve passed the 40 mark. It helps when there’s some kind of motivation, like a loved one encouraging you, or…