Ask not

President John F. Kennedy

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard came from President John F. Kennedy.

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

For years this seemed backwards to me. What was so profound about asking what I can do for my country? It was me that needed the help. Then the other day, it came to me in a blinding flash of insight.

Indigenous

Earthday

I saw the above picture on Earth Day. I added the caption, but after I did, I realized that while it is a nice sentiment, it is in error. Earth was not created for anyone. Earth is a magnificent biological system. We are each blessed to be a small part of it.

Surrounded by Writing Prompts

Elderly man on park bench

Observe your world. Look at the old man on the park bench and imagine him as a boy. What choices or circumstances changed his dreams and brought him to whom and where he is today? Ask yourself, what is he looking at? What does he see?

Why Get Married?

wedding cake

As sexuality become less inhibited, popping the question often becomes the question. Satirically put, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? "

Be Careful …

Wishing woman
Photo credit: Stefan Keller

Be careful what you wish for
For it could soon be yours
And once you have it in your hand
You may not want it anymore.

Do Rain on Trump's Parade

Veteran's flag

Photo Credit: Nosheep

Every year on Veterans Day thousands of Americans gather to pay tribute to their local veterans, past and present. In our small town, I remember the solemn cadence of a single drum that led us to the local cemetary where we honored our fallen.

Open Letter to Facebook (or it could be)

eye on facebook

photo credit: Geralt

Facebook has promoted itself as a place where I can meet and keep in touch with friends, both near and far away. There are some things they could do to make it easier.

World Without Walls

Hot Air Balloon Fest
Photo credit: Alfred Lichtenhauer

"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. John Lennon"

Sin Is a 4-Letter Word

Sin
Picture credit: Gellinger

Sin can be defined as the negative aspect of the human rationale of right and wrong that varies from culture to culture.
Throughout the world, there are at least 80 words for sin, but what is sin, really?

Alone Again

Kitten Alone

The Girl Scout song goes,

"Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold."

…but sometimes we can't "keep the old."

Photo credit: George Bonev

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