Our Vietnam

The legacy of the Vietnam War belongs to all of us. I dare anyone to watch the Ken Burns and Lyn Novick documentary series and not feel the frustration, terror and sadness of that war. It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans served in Vietnam, of which 58,220 were killed, 1626 missing in … More Our Vietnam

Magnification

Reading you is like staring through a prism You’re among the more complex organisms Not exactly a compliment but I cannot deny Not black or white, just old school tie dye   I often heard, conform and be one of the squares Eat your vegetables and say your evening prayers Do your homework and don’t … More Magnification

Chase the Rainbow

Even late in life he chases the rainbows It’s not dollars or acclaim that fills his sail Passion is the hungry wind that blows The windmills turning circles in the sky   The kid runs through the spring rain With two feet splashing in all the puddles Water glistening as it fills the storm drain … More Chase the Rainbow

Mood for a Day

I always like the title of this song written by YES guitarist Steve Howe. I don’t believe he was thinking about any particular day of the week when he composed it, but I would expand this idea to be “Mood for Each Day of the Week.” For me, each day has a special feel to … More Mood for a Day

Gratitude Matters

During the holiday season a lot of good cheer is had. Food appears, office areas are decorated, cards and other tokens of appreciation are provided, employees are invited to lunch, and typically the mood is light and cheery. Those are nice but opportunities for gratitude happen all through the year and do not have to … More Gratitude Matters

Follow the Leader

We are all probably familiar with that game “follow the leader” from our childhood where the followers are supposed to mimic the leader. I can’t even remember the last time I mimicked. Leaders are not mythical or super heroes, at least the ones I’m familiar with are not – every so-called leader I know is … More Follow the Leader

She Soars

She has a boundless heart She’s fearless and peerless She’s driven and committed Brimming with kindness and compassion Engaging and laser-guided passion She rides high in the sky To see all within her view Thunderous, a power glide Across the silky heavens she soars Through the billowy clouds she roars Leading with her heart Guided … More She Soars