• I’m as excited as a child on Christmas morning

    In my day-to-day life, when I talk about someone who is so excited he can hardly stand it, I often say, “He is as excited as a child on Christmas morning.” Is there anything more exciting to a child than Christmas morning?

  • La Marcha de Bataan

    I am troubled by New Mexico Highlands University’s decision to support kneeling for our national anthem. 

  • Memories of holidays past

    Fir trees blaze with white or colored lights. Shop windows burst with gift selections. Mailboxes overflow with cards from friends near and far.

  • John Henry and others like him merit honor

    "Now the captain, he said to John Henry,

    ‘I’m gonna bring that stream drill around.

    I’m gonna bring that steam drill out on these tracks,

  • Principles of personal success

    If you conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it. Words of wisdom from more than 100 years ago by Napoleon Hill, author and founder of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, that remain applicable today.

  • Creating a ‘No excuse zone’

    I don't have time for that. What if I fail? She can call me if she wants to talk to me. The problem isn’t me, it’s him. What will others think? I’ll get around to it someday. I am too old for that. I’ll get healthy next year. That’s the way we have always done it before. I just don’t have the energy to get that done. I don’t think I can do it. I can’t afford it. It’s just who I am.

  • It’s a hectic holiday event time in Vegas

    Yikes! I had almost finished my column celebrating the lull between Thanksgiving and Santa’s arrival when a ruckus erupted.

    Robertson High School is going to the finals, and the Electric Light Parade is being postponed. Some other events are switching dates. Some are staying put.

  • Toxic chemicals versus plant life

     By Bernadette Fernandez

    The second of a two-part series.

    Dandelion is a free and wild plant rich in structuring minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and phosphorus that support the organs, hence is a toner and strengthener of the entire body-especially the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, and spleen.

  • Explaining it all, according to what they say

    The original version of this column was distributed in December 2015.


    You know what “they” say:

    What goes around comes around.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if that ain’t true.

    I’ve picked up a lot of old sayings through the years, and the older I get the more I recite them. At least I quote the ones I like.

  • Living life with authentic joy

    If you get really really deep down inside your heart, what do you find there? Deep within our heart is the core of what we are each all about.

    What is deep within us shapes our world view and our experiences as we journey through life.