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A Blast of the Past #102: Hannibal

On the way back from our meeting with family in Ohio, and tour of the parks, we stopped to see some sights in Hannibal.  We always prefer going across Missouri on Route 36 (eventually Interstate I-72?) through Hannibal rather than I-70 to St. 85 more words


When In Doubt, Just Ask Mark

Mark Twain holds great say in our area. He spent many of his summers overlooking my native city, Elmira, and the Chemung River valley at… 178 more words

Favorite Things

I like this...(No.10)

Mr. Twain again! I know, not very original, but he’s so good you’ll probably see him a bit in this series.

“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.” 6 more words

Book Review (1/3): '7 Illusions' - changing the direction of our gaze

Given that sequences on this blog are dealing in one way or another with our need to break through to wiser levels of consciousness, it seemed worth republishing this short sequence from 2014. 1,785 more words


He Grows Up

My baby, the one who arrived in a maelstrom back in 1999 and I wrote about here Locked Up in D.C. 🔐 Well, he is now a tall young man.   954 more words


Who are you and what is your Purpose?

Growing up with big dreams with little to no motivation, or what your dreams even are is an issue to say the least.

See, the issue with Dreams, and passion is very complicated growing up because if there is one thing consistent about this world we live in it is that nothing consistently goes according to plans and that nothing really turns out the way it should be. 406 more words

What Is Church?

Today is Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Day 21,650. First day of summer.

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” 769 more words