Thirty Years of Infinity: Part One

Nearly thirty years ago – I’m not sure exactly when (either third or fourth grade, I think) – I found a book in my elementary school’s cafeteria/library during “library hour” and began to read it. I had never heard of it, but it looked somewhat promising. It was...

The Long-Forgotten Ideal

I love my country. I love knowing for what She has stood over the last 234 years. She has been a bastion of liberty and hope for mankind in the political sphere. Her beacon of freedom has shone throughout the world as a reminder of the promise of Man. With all of her...

Licorice Indulgence

A few weeks ago as my family and I were shopping for a shower curtain in Bed, Bath and Beyond, I came across a bag of “gourmet” licorice. Now, I haven’t had any “plain” black licorice in years — I’m talking probably nearly...

The Coolest Toy — EVER!

As I was driving home earlier today, I engaged in a seemingly too-frequent act of self-obsessed pondering about my lack of cool “toys”. Many of my friends and many more acquaintances have all those new gadgets and time-wasters/savers that seem to be all...

Hero

I want to be a hero. Doesn’t everyone? Granted, some claim to want to be a “villain” or “anti-hero” — usually so they can get what they “want” — but most people (in their right mind) seem to want to be a hero. Why...