Today’s recent sequence of international events is not salutary — we have a president who speaks from weakness that could well invite aggression from several already dangerous sources.
Something has got to change: either our protective stance, or the vapid words that come from our White House.
Many people’s early lives are spent as half of a partnership looking for the other half. Being alone is often a tolerable solution — for not just any partner can do the trick ideally.
It seems to me to be a miracle that with all the people walking around out there, that we ever meet the exactly right person with whom we are fated to spend the rest of our days and nights.
My attitude may be somewhat cynical, but after 93 years, I am quite convinced that the majority of human actions are designed to satisfy greed.
Greed is the emotion that causes people to go into outsized debt, which their rationality warns them they cannot repay.
We had still not figured out exactly why we had bought a house in Winter Park, where we had no particular reason to be. But reasons soon surfaced.
Life in Winter Park is about as good as it gets anywhere for people who own a house and have provided themselves with comfortable living in their later years.
"Mary Jane” is almost as readily available as booze, and seems to be the drug that opens the door to cocaine, heroin and all the heavyweight mood-ameliorators
Those who lie to get a marijuana “prescription” from a “doctor” betray both the medic and themselves.
Bach Festival delights
On Friday evening, Feb. 21, the Bach Festival presented an evening of highly varied music in Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College.
People choose to live in the darndest places and we’ll never know the reasons why!
I often wondered why, with so many roads running in all directions, people settled in so many places without any obvious selling points.
Are we saying goodbye to Tinker Field, Orlando’s most memorable sports setting since 1923 — the place where so many immortal sports, figures practiced and played?
I remember seeing Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, there… What else has Orlando got that is a national sports landmark?
When Eisenhower was president, I didn’t worry about getting into a war because I knew he’d be in it with us and we’d win. Can you imagine being in Obama’s war and following him into battle?
How much better off would we be, if we had gotten this president before he had dulled his senses with pot.
Going back home and expecting to find what one left there years ago is both puzzling and futile.
I have come home again, yes – but Thomas Wolfe was right: the home I "knew" is no longer here.
A mix of choral and orchestral
On Sunday, Jan. 26, at Knowles Memorial Chapel the Bach Festival Society presented the music of still-living American composer Morten Lauridsen.
The war has been over a long time. And everything connected with the war is over, no matter how much value some of us may find in what we have lost irrevocably along the way.
I must admit to indulging in the exercise of trying to stretch even longtime friendships far beyond the capacity they may be capable of — seldom a successful venture.
In being decisive we all make mistakes. We hope our mistakes are small ones, and are rectifiable. Most usually are.
Most of the people to whom most people pay the most money are the people who make most of their big decisions for them.
Here on the dawn of a New Year is a welcome time to get all the objectionable things (and people) out of our lives.
Let’s move forward into 2014 with smiling optimism and only things and trustworthy people dear to us who inspire us with joy.
Our personal clock starts the moment we are born and runs until our time is up – whenever that may be.
These days the air hot with controversy and politics takes on the semblance of actual warfare.