Thoughts About Storms

Thoughts About Storms With Hurricane Irma fresh on our minds, I thought it would be well to reflect upon storms because we not only face physical storms, we also face personal and psychological storms in life. Many times the lessons we can draw from one, apply to the...

The Blue-Ringed Octopus

The Blue-Ringed Octopus The underwater photographer finally saw it, a blue-ringed octopus! It is considered by some photographers and naturalists to be the top subject on the “holy grail critter list” for underwater photography. Evidently, the photographer...

The Green Blazer

The Green Blazer The price tag on the Astroturf-colored sports jacket read $5.00.  But who would want such a garish green blazer?  It was in good condition and the shopper in the Canadian second-hand store thought there was something special about the coat...

Good Manners

Good Manners Little 5-year-old Kevin went with his grandmother to help her with her banking.  He always received a lollipop at the bank whenever he went banking with his mother, so he expected one at his grandmother’s bank too.  However, when he told...

Learning Challenges

Learning Challenges When I was young(er) a poem that became etched in my mind was entitled … Why Study? The more you study, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know....