Sooner or later, probably all of us notice that there is something small in our lives, something we do, that is a metaphor for something much bigger.
Living aboard a boat a viable, preferable housing alternative for many people, including families and retirees.
How I restored an antique trunk and why I did it (how men communicate through the things they do.)
As a whole, we Americans are missing something important about how we handle the deaths of our old people.
Memories and photos of a few fantastic swimming holes.
An explanation of how there is much more to small talk than what is commonly assumed, with examples.
A recreation of the somehow always new joy of the first time you ride your bike each spring.
Ever had one of those times when you worked hard and long and finally, finally get to go home? Did it feel something like this?
An explanation of the origin of the Yin Yang symbol and praise for its elegance.
This is why every person in America should watch the documentary "Carrier", which is about life aboard the US Navy's nuclear aircraft carrier Nimitz while on a deployment to the Middle East.
An explanation of the famous 7-38-55 rule of communication and an example of its effective application.
Six basic rules of grammar. These are crucial to speaking or writing well; these are crucial for not embarrassing yourself.
Here are a list of reasons of how knowledge, or lack thereof, of basic grammar affects your life.
A short compilation of especially meaningful quotations about sailing and the importance of a boat in a person's life. Also, a reference to a source for more well-expressed thoughts about boating, sailing, sailboats, and sailors.
Timing is everything, they say, and it certainly was amazingly wonderful timing one day when out for a sail on a small boat on Guam's Apra Harbor.
Remembering what made the difference in being able to quit smoking.
A reminder of three common luxuries that enhance our lives on an emotional level.
Algebra as a metaphor for basic and crucial logical reasoning in our lives. Modus Ponen and the troublesom Modus Tollen, the unstable foundation too often used in our lives.
A "FYI" piece about a Christmas tradition of outrageous residential Christmas light decorations. Cool videos!
A tongue-in-check guide to battling modern vampires of all kinds.
The title just about says it all . . . except addressing the question, "Why?" Because if you know someone who loves old Western movies and particularly John Wayne movies, this makes a pretty good gift. (The recepient will think of you daily!)
A dog's short but valiant attempt to run free during a snowstorm.
I finally found a way to outsmart an 18-lb Schnauzer . . .
This is an affectionate look at how coffee flavors our lives.
A short story of a surprising interaction between an officer and a couple of civilians.
How helping a child ride a tricycle helped me appreciate my parents.
A quick story - actually, two stories - of the huge heart of a little dog.
An amusing story of what surprise comes out of a kid's mouth when he's playing with the classic little green army man toys.
A short story that epitomizes the lovable craziness of four college roommates.
Three examples of our neighbor's quiet, gentle, but sneaky sense of humor.
Explains in very simple, memorable terms the three keys to effective outgoing communication.
Describes a fun and easy method of removing tree stumps by using a powerwasher.
This is an explanation of what makes a good gift or a bad gift for men. It includes examples but is not a mere list of suggestions. Its purpose is to give women an understanding of what makes men love or hate any gift given to them.