Memorial Day and Civil War orphans

Memorial Day 2016

     “Dear Sisters, By the love of God be so kind as to take this poor orphan child and if she should die, please to bury her for me and … Continue Reading →



“Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear.”  Lao-Tse. Lao-Tse is generally considered to have written the Tao Te Ching—one of the most sacred books of Taoism. But things get muddy from … Continue Reading →



“The trouble with you guys is you don’t understand human nature.”  Harry S Truman. This was a, “told you so,” moment for Harry Truman—who seems to have enjoyed a lifetime … Continue Reading →

Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM

“The truly good leaders are also optimists.”  James B. Lee, Jr. James Lee, late Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase was describing his friend, Mel Karmazin, when he made this observation. … Continue Reading →

Lincoln's step mother, Sarah Lincoln

Sarah Lincoln

“His mind and mine, what little I had, seemed to run together—move in the same channel.” Sarah Lincoln. Promising to return, Tom Lincoln left 12-year-old Sarah and ten-year-old Abe alone … Continue Reading →