Celebrate every orange flag

“The truth is that everything that can be accomplished by showing a person when he’s wrong, ten times as much can be accomplished by showing him where he is right. The reason we don’t do it so often is that it’s more fun to throw a rock through a...

Write to remember

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” -Aldous Huxley   Several months ago my friend Bob Van Hook sent me a poem written by a man who began losing his grip on memory a few years ago when he was 50 years old. The author, David Hollies, prefaced the...

Love unlovable people

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” -Albert Schweitzer It’s easy to love people when they’re lovable. It’s harder when they’re not. In high school, I learned intricate details of the battles of the...

Squeeze in next to someone, arm to arm

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”–Albert Schweitzer Well, I was going to write about...