May God Bless this Airline Captain

He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, “We have an H.R. on this flight.” (H.R. stands for human remains.) “Are they military?” I asked. “Yes,” she said. “Is there an escort?” I asked. “Yes, I already assigned him a…

Irena Sendler – Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Irena Sendler recently died at age 98. Few know her story. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.  She had a motive since she knew the Nazi’s plans for the Jews. Irena…

Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) in their attempts…

The Whole Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

by Francis Scott Key, 1814 Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched…

5th Grade Teacher and Teddy

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same….

Arrogance of Authority

The DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher says, as he points out the location, “Okay ,…

The Violin Player

Washington, DC, Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces during 60 minutes. During that time approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to…

Bill Mauldin – American cartoonist hero

Put this Bill Mauldin stamp on your envelopes …….. Bill Mauldin stamp honors grunts’ hero. He had achieved so much. He won a second Pulitzer Prize, and he should have won a third for what may be the single greatest editorial…

To the students and faculty of our high school

“I am your new  principal, and honored to be so.  There is no greater calling than to  teach young people. I would like to  apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making  these changes because…

The Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God,Which must always come to pass.He hoped his shoes were shining,Just as brightly as his brass. ‘Step forward now, Soldier,How shall I deal with you?Have you always turned the other cheek?To My Church have you…