Category Archives: History Tells Us

Selfish Genes? I Think Not!

Many are convinced that the violence eroding our civilization is unavoidable because violence is encoded in our genes.  The popular belief that people are ruled by DNA and that selfishness, violence and aggression have been programmed into the human hard … Continue reading

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Can a Male Dominated Worldview Create Heaven on Earth?

We’ve all seen versons of the Chinese Yin Yang.  The symbol represents balance.  The light portion, the Yang, represents the sun while the dark portion, the Yin, represents the moon and universe.  Yang is like man and Yin is like woman.  Yang could … Continue reading

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God Bless America

On May 11, 1888, one of America’s most beloved and prolific song writers, Israel Baline was born in Tyumen, Russia.  His parents immigrated to America when he was a young boy of five.  As a  Jewish family they came to America to escape … Continue reading

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Immaculee Ilibagiza

I hear the killers call my name.  They were on the other side of the wall, and less than an inch of plaster and wood seperated us.  Their voices were cold, hard, and determined.  “She’s here…..we know she’s here somewhere….Find … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

Like most citizens of this great country, the United States of America, I am very concerned about the violent killings we have witnessed over the last few years.  Everyone is wringing their hands, trying to figure out what is the cause of … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Nothing Else Will Do

If you’re like me, you have been taught that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to maintain optimum health.  We’ve also been taught that if we drink caffeine, we should drink extra water since caffeine … Continue reading

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Its In The Field

Change is the only constant, or so it is said.  If this is true, why is humanity so reluctant to embrace change?  It seems most of us are pretty content to leave things as the are, much to our own … Continue reading

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Vocabulary, Vocabulary, How Many Words Do You Know?

A person may dress very fashionably and present a very good appearence, but the moment he or she begins to speak their level of education  is evident.  A good example of this is depicted in George Bernard Shaw’s musical comedy, … Continue reading

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A Family to Emulate

If you’ve ever been to New York City no doubt you have seen the Brooklyn Bridge.   The story of the building of the bridge is one of the greatest stories of human motivation I have ever heard.  And the bridge … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln

On the morning of April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln lay dying in a hall bedroom of a cheap lodging house across the street from Ford’s Theater.  Lincoln‘s long body lay stretched diagonally across an old sagging bed that was too … Continue reading

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