Houseguest Etiquette

God has been very kind to provide me with two extra bedrooms to accommodate my houseguests. For the purpose of this discussion any person who stays at our place is a houseguest. This also includes visiting parents, siblings or married children. I often see my two guest rooms conversing with each other about the houseguests […]

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Albany NY, Snow And Renting Houses

As we drove through Syracuse New York towards Albany the skies were cloudy, the remnants of a past snowstorm were still on the road and much to my surprise I had an overwhelming sense of calm. It was a surprise to me because if you know me even a little, you know I hate the […]

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We Can Have Anything We Want!

We can have anything we want, if we want it bad enough, and are willing to pay the price. That’s great news, isn’t it? So the world is our oyster after all, right? This is awesome! So let’s go get what we want! Wait. Hold on a minute. This sounds too good to be true, […]

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From the Way of Saint James to Saint James Parish

In this article, the author describes his early childhood memories of visiting his grandparents in Saint James Parish Louisiana every year and the sense of being rooted that visiting them meant to him. When his grandmother dies whilst the author is a late teen, the author describes the uprooting that he experienced, looking for home […]

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Sources of Joy

Joy is spontaneous, the moment when desire is achieved, when pleasure is attained, or when our happiness reaches a pinnacle. Rarely is it planned. Rather, it happens now, and is gone in seconds. But, it is so special. We will remember the moment, sometimes for all of our lives. Some people never experience joy, and […]

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The Land of Opportunity

Where is the United States of America? Most people point to a chart that shows the geography of the North American continent. They identify the national boundaries with Canada and Mexico. The detached states of Alaska and Hawaii, plus the territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico complete the geography of the […]

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A Blustery Day!

In my sophomore year of college, I had to take a science course. I’m not really one for science so I needed some help picking out the right class. My roommate wasn’t a scientist either, but had completed “Weather and the Atmosphere” and had really enjoyed it. Colorado is known for having unpredictable weather and […]

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A Younger Brother, Who Is An Elder!

Daily routine at night It is 1A.M. Our 94 years old father, Dementia affected, bed-ridden due to acute knee arthritis,, with catheter installed due to urine blockage, Suddenly wakes up,”Anybody there!” The younger brother responds. Father, “I have to go to my house, my mother is waiting for me there!” Brother, “This is your house, […]

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The New Challenge for Families

“A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.” It was Aristotle, in his Social Philosophy who has defined the importance of family in society. According to […]

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I Worked Hard for My Money

Now my money works hard for me. My Grandfather said that. He was a farmer in upstate South Carolina during the early to mid 1900s. His name was Maynard. I was able to know him. One of six children in a hard-working farm family, he was the youngest of four boys. But, this family was […]

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