My 50th Birthday!

This poem was written by a young lady that worked for me in 1991.  I was the supervisor of the payroll department in our local shipyard, which is the largest shipyard in the world, makers of nuclear subs and aircraft carriers.  I was celebrating my 50th birthday and when I arrived in my office there

Comic nun isolated on white

Guns, Guns, Guns!

I own a shotgun, but I don’t think anyone should be able to purchase guns that are capable of killing many people at one time. I remember the old cowboy movie’s days where they had six bullets in their gun, and they had to reload if they continually missed their target. I was in England

The Older We get

The Older We Get…..

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that whether our watch is worth $30, or $300, it doesn’t matter – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300.00 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of

Good Cup of Coffee

Are You a Coffee Drinker?

I ran across an article about coffee in Time Magazine by Alice Park and wanted to pass it on to you. All of us coffee drinkers will be pleased after reading it and, maybe, some of you non-drinkers will want to start:

Psychology of Crowds

The Psychology of Crowds

In 1841 Gustave Le Bon, a French Polymath (A person of great and varied learning), authored the best selling book, “The Psychology of Crowds”. Le Bon’s conviction is that a crowd assumes the characteristics of blind submission, fierce intolerance, and the need for violent propaganda. The crowd’s leader is acclaimed as a veritable god, holding

Tommy’s Thoughts #5

We have been busily preparing for some repair work in our home.  We have cracks in the drywall on our ceilings and walls due to our house settling.  We had about 30 anchors install several years ago and, it seems, the settling has stopped.  A contractor is scheduled to be here Wednesday (9/24) to start

Tommy’s Thoughts #4

A few days ago I exchanged letters with a lady that, unknowingly, had a big impact on my life.  It was the summer of 1951 and I was 10 years old.  The Page coal camp was home to about 20 families, whose fathers worked for the Page Coal company.  None of the families owned a

Tommy’s Thoughts #3

Have you ever tried to remember the “Firsts” in your life?  Some examples of “firsts” would be: first sweetheart, first kiss, first date, first sex, first job, first car accident, anyway you get the idea.  I think we forget all those important things and maybe take them for granted, or wish they had never happened. 

Tommy’s Thoughts #2

I was 15 years old in 1956 when Elvis Presley’s first #1 record was on the airwaves.  “Heart Break Hotel” had converted all my teenage friends to a new type of music called Rock & Roll.  My mother looked at me one day as I turned the volume up on the radio, smiled as she