Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.
As governor when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house we had an enormous feast and then I killed them and took their land.
Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.
As America celebrates Memorial Day we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
We are told to let our light shine and if it does we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
In fact I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home rode horses at their ranch and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year.
Yeah I started when I was 6 years old. My brother and sister would get all of these presents at Christmas time from the cast and crew of their show and I was jealous. So I decided that I had to become an actor.
I've been playing on Christmas for the last 10 11 12 years. So just got to get up early with the babies and give them their toys and try to get a nap in and just come to play.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.
Pets like their owners tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
The supernatural birth of Christ his miracles his resurrection and ascension remain eternal truths whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it human and otherwise are imaginary excepting only certain of the fairy folk whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands.
The companies that make meaningful contributions while also listening to the voices of others are the ones that will genuinely engage their community who will then go to work for them.
The Republicans need to work on registration and getting out their vote and their early voters and absentees. Grassroots stuff.
The people that make this country work the people who pay on their mortgages the people getting up and going to work striving in this recession to not participate in it they're not the enemy. They're the people that hire you. They're the people that are going to give you a job.
It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves you know to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn't make me feel good at all.
Generally a chef's book is like a calling card or a portfolio to display their personal work.
The bottom line is when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities not only are they many times more productive they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
Evil gains work their punishment.