Do These Words Still Hold True?

kinderRobert Fulghum, in his book All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, brought to light something that all of us who attended kindergarten probably learned, but, most likely, have forgotten. As we get older we tend to put aside some of those things that we learned earlier, since they do not apply to us now that we are adults. I’d like to share these words with you, here, and let you decide if only some of these things apply, or, just maybe, they all still do: Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Media Fool You

The recent shooting in Thousand Oaks, once again, allowed the media to do something that has been bothering me more and more, as I get older and older. They linked the shooter with the fact that he was a veteran. They blasted it in big, bold letters in the headlines.

Sure, he served in Afghanistan, but so did a lot of others. He was a marine, but so were a lot of others. I don’t know, but he may have been in combat, but so were a lot of others. He may have had PTSD, but so have a lot of others. What in the hell does his veteran status have to do with the fact that he shot up a bar, and killed a dozen people? Continue reading

Ten Directions

IMG_20181018_115525414_HDR_Fotor.jpgOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you don’t remember, I’m currently volunteering at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of four National Refuges in Southern Nevada. I’ll be here until the end of November, and during the time that I am here I want to introduce you, and maybe get you interested in visiting, an oasis in the desert. To do that I will be sharing some photos with you as summer turns to autumn and transitions into winter. I’ll even sprinkle in a story or two now and then. Meanwhile, enjoy what I get to see daily. Continue reading