You’re Never Alone

People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world. ~Kim Culbertson A few weeks ago, I attended a state party committee meeting. They're always fun affairs, frankly, because it's a chance to see folks I haven't seen in … Continue reading You’re Never Alone

The Fevers of 2020

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~Ovid Shorter words than normal, folks ... because this week I had the flu. Yes, the chills-fever-nausea-coughing-sneezing-aching-can'tsleep flu. Yes, I was stupid and should have gotten a flu shot. Yes, I'm watching my seven-year-old like he's a hand grenade with a pulled pin ready … Continue reading The Fevers of 2020

Jury Duty

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of the constitution. ~Thomas Jefferson For once, I have something in common with my two ultra-conservative Missouri Senators: I’m serving jury duty. It is annoying, going to jury duty. I had … Continue reading Jury Duty

The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Lightening makes no sound until it strikes. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This past weekend we paused to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who tirelessly fought for racial justice and so eloquently stated the case for freedom and equality that his words still send shivers down our spines. … Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

We are all.

Each of us has the moral capacity to make a difference in the lives of others. Your ordinary life lived well is extraordinary—even heroic. So live as God made you. Live for others, be the hero! ~Chris Edmonds I came across the story the other day, somewhere on social media. And sometimes a story just … Continue reading We are all.

Some things change. We remain.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol We recently went to Chicago - or, as I like to call it, home. I wasn't born in Chicago and I didn't go to school there - but it's the city I grew up in. From my mid-20s to … Continue reading Some things change. We remain.

Go Fly A Kite: the Importance of Patience, Persistence, and a (Last-Minute) Plan

Persistence can grind an iron beam into a needle. ~Chinese proverb Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ~Napoleon Hill "Go fly a kite" means something different in our family, because of a little ... ahem ... incident a few years ago. Picture a gorgeous fall day. Robin's egg blue sky, a … Continue reading Go Fly A Kite: the Importance of Patience, Persistence, and a (Last-Minute) Plan