Your Vacation to Europe

Summary The value of the common European Union currency known as the Euro is falling against the U.S. dollar, which is rising in value. If this becomes a continuing trend, that trend will ignite a spark in many Americans to plan one or a series of long-awaited vacations to one or more European countries. If…

Thank you

Followers, If any of you are still out there following my blog posts, please accept my thanks.   Circumstances derailed my weekly postings.  As many of you know, I am an active writer and publisher of e-book novels and articles.  Lately, such time as I have had to write has been invested in those areas. …

Can I Ask You a Question?

Summary You have to make a decision that you were not prepared to make. This is what happens when a stranger contacts you to ask for help. It can happen anywhere, but when it happens face-to-face, it is a compelling situation. The stranger has inserted himself/herself into your life and he/she has taken an overt…

The Goodwill Flight

Summary Life is not scripted. Without warning, we can be overtaken by an event, and compelled to make a decision that can have profound effects. In moments of strife, we find personal courage or we face an undeniable truth, that we are less than noble. There are words that define nobleness: duty, honor, faithful, selfless,…

God Bless the Girl Scouts

Summary Who is responsible for protecting the democracy’s freedoms? Clearly, all Americans should cherish freedom and be watchful of people with power and influence who will justify why a freedom must be forfeited. “Today is different from the time of the founding fathers,” they might say. President Thomas Jefferson warned us that the greatest threat…

The Shores of Tripoli

Summary In the year 1800, Thomas Jefferson was the President of the United States (U.S.). He was a founding father of our fledgling nation, a principal author of the Declaration of Independence Now, he was the elected leader of a people who had severed ties with the most powerful empire on planet Earth. He was…

No Lazy Money

Summary Most people have heard the saying: “You have to have money in order to make money.” Essentially, that statement describes an investment, a stake, or more accurately, capital. Unless you were born to a wealthy family, a family that practices disciplined conservative investing, or unless you were blessed by some windfall of unearned income,…