Chief Joseph

In 1879, Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé Indians traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with President Rutherford B. Hayes and other government leaders to plead his case to return his tribe – displaced from the Northwest to Oklahoma’s Indian Territory – to their original home in Oregon.  Chief Joseph was known as a skilled …

Instructions: How to Become a Hero

I do not believe I was ever required to read Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.”  Perhaps better known for his books Kim, Captains Courageous, Gunga Din, The Man Who Would Be King and The Jungle Book among others, Kipling penned “If” in 1895.  I first read the poem on a rainy afternoon in the ’60’s sitting …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In August 2011, we posted an item that featured Dr. Martin Luther King.  As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today in his honor, I wanted to re-post an important part of the original item from August 2011 that emphasizes each man’s obligation to act now and do the right thing. I do not …

Let There Be Peace on Earth

God created the universe for Creation to enjoy, not destroy. tVM As the Christian world prepares to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we take note of the fact that — according to Wars in the World.com updated November 29, 20011 — 56 countries on planet Earth are engaged in conflict. …

The Star Thrower

Yesterday as we drove down I-10, my friend Gerry told me the starfish story he heard … As the story goes, the beach was littered with thousands of starfish struggling to return to the sea.  Amid them was a young girl.  She picked them up one by one and began tossing them back into the …

The time is always ripe to do right

Time can be our ally, or time can be our fiercest enemy.  Has anyone ever said to you, “Time heals all wounds?”  Many attribute those words to the ancient Greek dramatist Menander. Country award-winning vocalist Clint Black includes a litany of classic ‘time statements’ in his memorable 2004 song “Spend My Time:” “Seems I made …