Author’s Note: I wrote this Reflection in early 2017 and shared it with a small group of friends. This updated version is posted for the first time on TheBuddyBlog.com If you do a web search for the phrase “A guy walked into a bar….” you will discover that bars and bartenders are one of the … Continue reading If Jesus Were a Bartender
The Twitter world had a hissy fit earlier this week. A photo showing liberal comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres sitting next to President George W. Bush in the owner’s suite at a recent Dallas Cowboys football game generated a caustic response from the political Left. Apparently, it’s now a crime to sit next … Continue reading Is Sitting with a Conservative Now Criminal Behavior?
I have never been a fan of jigsaw puzzles…until recently. Jigsaw puzzles always seemed like a waste of time. You spend hours putting together an insanely complicated piece of artwork, some with mind-numbing solid coloring, repetitive imagery, and similarly shaped pieces, only to break up the finished work and put it back in a box. … Continue reading Problem Solving Skills I Learned from Jigsaw Puzzles
There are days I wake up and wonder how did we (as a nation and a culture) end up where we are? We seem to have lost any respect or tolerance for those who do not share our beliefs. Worse, we have developed a hypersensitivity to viewpoints we find politically incorrect. It seems this Land … Continue reading By Whatever Name – Bullying is Wrong
This last week of August 2019, is the two hundred and forty-third anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. At the time, soldiers on both sides of the conflict called the events of the week a miracle. Historians ever since have also considered its outcome providential, or at the very least, … Continue reading How A Miracle Saved the American Revolution…and My Family Name
Being a parent, I have always tried to be mindful about how my behavior influences my children. Ironically, there are some life lessons they have taught me. Case in point — how to treat a server at a restaurant. Two of my daughters served as waitresses at various times during their high school and college … Continue reading Life Lessons I Have Learned from My Children – Part 2 How to Treat a Restaurant Server.
Another milestone passed! This post represents my 100th blog post on TheBuddyBlog.com website. No one is more surprised than I am. To celebrate this you-gotta-be-kidding-me event, I thought I’d share my thoughts and reflections on how I came to be a blogger. It might surprise you. After all, I never thought I’d spend any time … Continue reading The Memory Blogger
The simple act of standing can be a sign of respect. When a judge enters a courtroom, those present stand. When we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, we stand. When the bride walks down the aisle, guests stand. When a guest walks up … Continue reading A Time to Stand
The title of the opinion piece caught my eye. "Dear militant feminists, stop messing it up for the rest of us." The author, Carol Roth, is a "recovering" investment banker, bestselling author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and television news contributor. The article (1) expresses her fears that good manners are being killed because some women … Continue reading They Are Always Watching
While running several errands one day, my wife suggested we grab lunch at her favorite Thai Restaurant. I like Thai food — sort of. My favorite cuisines are Mexican, Mexican, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Georgian (as in Republic of), and French. Thai is on the list, I just don’t know where. Ordering a Southern Thai … Continue reading Real Comfort Food