Compassion

Bernie Madoff conned friends and strangers out of billions using a scheme that out-Ponzied Charles Ponzi, the now former emperor of elite schemers. However, after serving almost 11 years of a 150-year sentence, Madoff is now asking for an early release from prison due to … Read More

A Little Compassion; a Lot of Joy

Note: Will return on Monday with an analysis of the U.S./Iran crisis. Eleven-year old Ruby Chitsey was not like most sixth graders who were into sports and pageantry. “If you don’t do those things in rural Arkansas,” Ruby’s mother, Amanda Chitsey said, “you are really … Read More

Sandy

On the last day of 2019, I thought I’d offer one more Christmas story submitted by Steve Plone of La Quinta, California. “This is a true story about my mom, her family and her dog, Sandy. I’m not sure what the exact time of … Read More

Character

Typically, when a college player is recognized for football’s prestigious Heisman trophy, they typically thank parents, coaches, teammates and friends. Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow did something more. “Coming from southeast Ohio,” Burrow said in his acceptance speech, “it’s a very impoverished area and … Read More

Another World Changer

Note to Readers: Will return shortly. Had a long day working on a long-term project. (It’ll be worth it when I’m finished. I promise.) Every year since 2007, cable news network, CNN, receives nominations for its “CNN Heroes” award. Ten nominees are chosen, each demonstrating … Read More

I met Sarah Witmer at a meeting at The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation some time ago and, in looking through the non-profit’s website, came across a powerful speech she gave last year at an event for the organization.

Sarah moved to Japan when she was … Read More

The Power of Giving

Wildfires have taken a huge toll on California. However, the small town of Paradise has faced the unimaginable. That’s when Woody came to visit.

The Camp Fire, in Northern California, was the most destructive wildfire in California history killing 86 people and, at one point, … Read More