Running the Good Race

RUNNING THE GOOD RACE Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” In addition to power, I would also include fame and wealth. Think of all those beautiful, bright-eyed young people from middle-America who attained cinematic or musical fame and then […]

Throw Up Your Hands

On the day after Christmas I gathered with about twenty other senior citizens for our weekly forum. It is an eclectic group of men ranging in age from 55 to 90-plus. Subjects for discussion are wide ranging, and occasionally we venture into the hot topic of current politics. Both liberal and conservative viewpoints are represented, […]