Rene A. Mount

What's in a name? A nomenclature; a title or an identity?  Names have a way of changing over time.  At birth you are given one, at some religious ceremonies you get to add one, and at marriage you can change one.  Who owns a name? Is it an entity that someone controls?  For celebrities who…

Living with the truth…..

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world of people acting respectfully and responsibly; a world where people spoke the truth instead of distorting it? Wouldn't it be nice if your relatives were role models and nice people? Wouldn't it be nice if those who supposedly loved us actually showed it to us…

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…

Happiness comes from within

We are on a never-ending quest for happiness.  It is what life is about.  Living in a way that brings us joy and accomplishments should make us happy, yet to many it does not.  What exactly is happiness?     Is it a big house, a fancy car or is it something more?  We spend our lives pursuing things;…

Tim Tebow and the Broncos….

Tim Tebow and the Broncos season ended last night in Foxboro with a decisive loss.  Tom Brady and the Patriots were unstoppable and played flawlessly and with home field advantage they triumphed.  Congratulations to them and to the eventual Superbowl winners.  I am disappointed  the Broncos didn't go all the way, but so is every other fan whose team…

My Christmas Wish….

Merry Christmas!Things I wish for this Christmas..... I wish for continued health and longevity for my family and friends, you do not appreciate good health until you no longer have it. I wish for peace but understand unrest, for it is only when we are pushed to our limits do we flourish and grow. I…

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…

Happy Birthday Stephen!

Today is my son Stephen's 19th birthday a day I remember as a very special day.  It was the day I gave birth to my little boy for whom I had such great aspirations and dreams.  Life has a funny way of not turning out the way you planned however, as I have not had the luxury of sharing his birthday…

62 Years of Marriage……Happy Anniversary!

Today, June 12, is my parents 62nd wedding anniversary.  Sixty two years is a long time and a feat that most people will never accomplish with today's current divorce rate around fifty percent.  My parents are from a different generation of people who understood sacrifice.  Depression era kids, they knew poverty and worked hard to give their family a better…

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…