Charity in the United States

An interesting story in the Associated Press about charitable giving in the US: Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes last year, setting a new record…  Americans give twice as much as the next most charitable country, according to a

Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

A woman answered a knock on the door, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. “Good morning,” said the young man. “If I could take a couple of Minutes of your time, I would like

Visit to San Diego

I’ve just returned from a 3-day business trip to San Diego, and I must admit the weather was outstanding.  In classic San Diego style, each morning starts out overcast and foggy.  By 10:00am all of the clouds and fog are

Escape from Nazi Death Camp

An interesting story appeared recently in the UK Independent about Alfred Wetzler.  Wetzler escaped from Auschwitz and took evidence with him that provided the basis for saving thousands of lives: A dramatic first-hand account of how a prisoner managed to

You Might be Trailer Trash

You Might be Trailer Trash, if.. 1. The Halloween pumpkin on your front porch has more teeth than your spouse. 2. You let your 12-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids. 3. You’ve been married

Catholic Priests Trolling Here?

I recently performed a cursory review of some of the visitors to my blog, and I came across this interesting visitor… as you can see from the screen capture, a user from the St Joan of Arc Catholic Church performed

My Family Garden

Since the time my mother made me stay home at age 10 and clean out the flower beds, I developed an affinity for gardening (naturally, I prefer the fancier description: horticulturist).  This year, son Leonard has taken an interest in gardening

Interesting Facts About Einstein

The Neatorama site has an interesting article covering “10 Strange Facts about Albert Einstein”.  For example, did you know that Einstein failed his entrance exam for the Swiss Federal Polytechnical College?… or did you know that Einstein was a ladies

He Talk Like a White Boy

An interesting article from La Shawn Barber about Joseph C. Phillips, a black man who grew up trying to be an American but was unable to escape the stereotypes of black culture.  La Shawn doesn’t mention it, but where I grew up,