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Signs of the Times

Signs are designed to catch our attention. They alert us to danger or promote some product. Some signs, however, defy understanding. The following are signs found in real life: On a bag of Fritos: “You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.” On packaging for a Rowenta Iron: “Do not iron clothes on body.” On a Korean kitchen …

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A Sure Cure for Insomnia

Do you have trouble sleeping?  At one time I suffered from insomnia.  I wrote about it and my readers comments helped me develop habits that now allow me to get a good nights sleep almost every night. Relax for 30 minutes before you go to bed. Avoid bright lights. Develop pre-bedtime habits that your brain will associate with sleep. All …

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A Unique Perspective on a Life Changing Truth

In the year 2000, I wrote a book entitled Sheep Tales – Bible stories told from the perspective of the animals who were there. It became our best selling book ever.  The book revolves around Galya, a sheep that has been chosen for sacrifice and his friend Edgar, a cynical half blind raven. Before Galya can finish telling Edgar the story’s …

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How Old Are You?

The day I celebrated my 69th birthday, I began making this statement in my road shows, “Next year I will be 70.”  My wife Diane challenged me, “Why would you say that? 70 is still 365 days away. Why in the world would you use that number now?” Here is why I did it.

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Count Your Blessings

I woke up this morning thinking about what I would write for this Thanksgiving post. As the cobwebs slowly cleared from my brain, a song from long ago began to echo in my heart. Be sure to listen to The Irish Choir’s arrangement of the song at the end of this post.