The Power of Gratitude

1943-44 – Western Europe – The skies over France, the Low Countries, and the German homeland thunder with Americans bombing during the day and the British bombing at night.  However, during this constant bombardment, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) still has many...

Difference Between Boys and Men

“Age has no bearing on manhood.  I have seen men as young as eight years old.  I have seen boys in their 70’s.  The development of character, or the lack thereof, is what separates men from boys. ”  Author Unknown. Many of us remember the birth of a son.  I can...

Steps to Take When Accused of DUI

Drinking and driving is dangerous, hurts and kills people, and is 100 percent avoidable.  If someone is found guilty, there are other consequences such as jail time, prison time (if someone gets seriously hurt or killed), license suspensions, loss of jobs, and many...

Freedom v. Bondage

“You can choose freedom or bondage at the voting booth.  Freedom comes with the risk of individual failure.  Bondage does away with this challenge.  But, you can freely vote for bondage only once.  Elections are unnecessary afterwards.” Unknown Author People have...

Packing the Court

1937 – Oval Office – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) is frustrated.  His New Deal initiatives are being struck down by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS).  So, he comes up with a way to fix it.  The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937...

Battle Over Barrett

It did not take long for President Trump to nominate a fine candidate to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Amy Coney Barrett (48 years of age) is an American attorney, jurist, and academic who serves as...

DRIVING THE BUS

In recent years, I have noticed that I generally respond differently to challenges and difficult situations that life brings forth. I have learned (the hard way at times) that God is in control of our lives and wants for us to build a personal relationship with Him...

HONORING JUSTICE GINSBURG

“We disagreed now and then, but even so, we were best buddies.” United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking of her friend and colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia at his funeral.  The above quote is perhaps a mild one.  Justices...

THE CRITICAL LESSON FROM VERSAILLES

“Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour.  They chose dishonour.  They will now have war.” Quote made by Sir Winston Churchill as he looked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in the eyes in 1938 as Chamberlain and other European leaders learn of the...

EXPLORING HISTORY WITH OUR CHILDREN

My oldest son, Jake can tell people about the minute details of political elections, World War II, and almost every battle that was fought during the American Civil War.  While he has battles memorized, there is one battleground that he has wanted to see for himself...