Category Archives: America

THE GHOST LIGHT

A ghost light in theatre terms, refers to a light that remains on when the theatre is empty. For those who have been affected greatly by the COVID19 pandemic, this traditional light has remained lit for far too long and … Continue reading

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MAKING NEW KINDS OF MEMORIES

Here we are, in the midst of a pandemic, waiting for another legendary election, waiting to go back to church as we used to, hoping for that job promotion and praying that we stay healthy during the coming winter months. … Continue reading

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FIRST SNOW

This year has been filled with surprise after surprise. I believe 2020 will go down in history as one we’d love to forget. This morning the sky opened up and gently expelled flakes of white upon an already colorful blanket … Continue reading

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FAKING IT

The word hypocrisy is defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.  Being an actor and one who teaches acting, I guess I could be labeled a hypocrite.  … Continue reading

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ONE GETS WHAT ONE DESERVES

Melodrama is the genre that’s completely black and white.  Good is good and evil is evil.  There’s no question about who are the good guys and the bad.  I used to perform in a melodrama theatre. There was the typical … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL WE LEARN?

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne If anything good is ever … Continue reading

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TURN TO THE LORD AND PRAY

Dear Heavenly Father, You are the founder of all nations. You know the needs and hear the prayers of your people. We come to you today as citizens of the United States and ask you to heal our land as … Continue reading

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MOVING ON OR LIVING IN THE PAST

I think every generation believes that the “good old days” were the times they were growing up and young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the days when he was cutting down cherry trees more than his time leading a … Continue reading

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HOW WORDS CHANGE OVER TIME

A bully pulpit is a conspicuous position that provides an opportunity to speak out and be listened to. This term was coined by United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to his office as a “bully pulpit”, by which he … Continue reading

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ARE WE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY?

There is so much confusion in our world right now. Particularly within the walls of our own homes and inside of our minds. We are being bombarded by angry voices – hit from all sides of the political aisles – … Continue reading

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CLEANING HOUSE

There’s something about the changing seasons that gets me thinking about deep cleaning the house. In the winter, we accumulate so many dust bunnies and fur balls, the thought of getting rid of that excess usually arrives when the birds … Continue reading

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REFIRED NOT RETIRED

This past few days have been a time away from all the madness of the world – a time to refresh, relax and restore some of the zest that’s been missing for quite a while. Our son invited us to … Continue reading

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WORK VS ENTITLEMENT VS GOD’S LOVE

A good work ethic means staying late to finish the work someone else didn’t want to do or didn’t feel he had to do. It means giving up lunch to take care of a customer. It means putting in more … Continue reading

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LABOR DAY

It is good for a man to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his toilsome labors under the sun during the few days of life God has given him, for this is his lot. Ecc 5:18. Thank God for … Continue reading

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GENERATION REDEEMED

It seems every generation has been tagged with some sort of nickname. For example; the roaring 20s, the dirty 30s, the swinging 60s and the disco 70s. Other terms are also associated with each age; such as the Greatest Generation, … Continue reading

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DIGGING UP DIRT

When my son was just a young lad, we gave him some Tonka trucks which allowed him to spend hours digging up dirt and moving it from one place to another. Not only did it fill the time, but he … Continue reading

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WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND

Times haven’t really changed much in the world’s short existence. Since the fall of man there has been a love of self that far surpasses a love for God. We are a selfish people. Not only that, we don’t like … Continue reading

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STOP THE WORLD

I suppose Albert Einstein did a lot of experimentation before discovering his theory of relativity. This brilliant physicist broke ground in areas never before considered. He was the guy with the goofy hair – the typical mad scientist – a … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL

2020 will be remembered as the year of the mask when it comes to going back to school. Those “first day pictures” are already showing up on social media. The typical photo of our child or children in their first … Continue reading

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SCHOOL DAZED

It won’t be long and all the kiddos will finally return from spring break. It’s been the longest one in history, but they are so ready to be back. Many schools are opting for the hybrid plan – which allows … Continue reading

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