Independence Day

Independence Day is  a day celebrated to commemorate the birth of the United State's independence from England. Today it's synonymous with fireworks and bar-b-cues, friends and family. What are we really celebrating though?   When the declaration of independence was signed over 200 years ago the people of the then colonies drew a line in…

God Bless America!

I believe in God and I believe I have a right to say that. I am a citizen of the United States of America and I am proud to be an American. This country has been built on the diversity of its people and the hard work of generations. What distinguishes us from others is…

I Love a Parade….

I attended the Naples, Florida Christmas Parade this past Tuesday.  The Gulf Coast Sharks, the high school band my daughter marches with was there as well as bands from some of the other high schools in Naples.  The parade was magical.  It was an hour and half of Christmas cheer.  There were Santa's, snowmen, living…

The ‘Devolution’ of the United States

The role of parents to teach, guide and nurture their children is an ongoing process and never a perfect art.  There is no book of instructions that comes with a newborn baby so we are left to our own devices to raise our children.   The way we were brought up is the basis for what we do with our own children. …

Such a ‘Weiner’

I have heard too much.  Anthony Weiner with his infamous 'Weiner' photo and the subsequent Twittergate has taken over the media and I personally am sick of it.  It now seems on a weekly basis we are dealing with politicians who have done wrong.  Barely off the Arnold scandal of having a love child and the…

Responsible Behavior and Politics

Parents know the lessons of childhood are very often tough to teach.  Saying 'no' to a little one who wants a toy or candy at that very second can be heartbreaking.  As a parent however, these tough times are the lessons that help shape the character of our children.  No, is not necessarily a bad thing…

The negative media…

I got a call today from an automatic dialer urging me to vote while bashing the opponent.  It really doesn't matter whose party it is left, right or in between.  The assault upon our senses is overwhelming.  The anger and dissension amongst people is palpable and frankly I have had enough.  I am tired of all…