About eight and a half years ago I contracted Coccidioidomycosis (San Joaquin Valley Fever). The disseminated version. The survival rate for white males 25 to 60 is .05%. I am still here. At the time, I was heading back to medical bay after being told I just had a bad cold. I didn’t make it. [...]


Entertainment Fantasy and a Reality Check

There is a place in this world where fantasy meets reality. For some it is in a fine novel. Others need to have the visual stimulation of a good movie, or music that evokes such emotion that laughter or tears become their refuge from the world. Is it any wonder that we seek to hear [...]

Entertainment Fantasy and a Reality Check2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00

My Thanksgiving Message

I let my mind wander to days where wondrous smells permeated the air of our home. Children enjoying the break from school. Work was far from my mind. Soft arms encircling my waist as a head lay on my shoulder… whispering words of love. I remember the dinners. Early on, meals prepared with insecure hopes [...]

My Thanksgiving Message2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00

Life And A Game Of Chess

These past few days I recall how I quelled the anger of a client whose paperwork had been wrong. I needed to write an apology letter and in so doing garnered some acclaim with his advisors as I likened it to a game of chess. Though the words written in that letter are far from [...]

Life And A Game Of Chess2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00

The Importance of Youth Choices

 A man or woman without a defined purpose for life remains a follower. Some look to approval of others to be defined, rather than permit a healthy examination of personal aspirations. Choosing matters of satisfaction in life, we must be cognizant of decisions that can bring turmoil and strife. Even in adversity, those deepest reaches [...]

The Importance of Youth Choices2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00


I know that there is at least one person out there that may believe this a piece to be about something “other” that what I am writing about. And while the title phrase is used in a variety of ways, let me be specific: When do you hide from being who and what you are? [...]