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Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

A Child’s Gift

Yesterday afternoon at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, there was an event in which I was honored to participate. The name of the event was “A Child’s Gift…A True Living Legacy.” It w...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Center of the Universe

Thousands of years ago, most people on this planet considered the Earth to be the center of the universe. The sun, moon and stars revolved around our stationary position in space. We were th...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

You Don’t Know Jack!

That title is not meant to be derogatory in nature, it just seemed like an easy way to segue into this topic of how well we know each other. I am intrigued with the idea that there are sever...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

The Nature of God or The God of Nature

The day after Christmas, a very large, powerful tornado touched down in some suburbs south and east of Dallas. As usual, there was no lack of videos, photos, and news coverage of the destruc...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Christmas Gift

Although I truly believe that giving at anytime is a good thing, I guess there are certain occasions that are more “giving oriented” than others. Birthdays, Valentines day, anniversaries, gr...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Columbus Day – The Ultimate Insult

When I was a kid in elementary school, I was required to memorize a poem about Christopher Columbus. I’m sure a lot of you learned the same poem. In case you have forgotten, it starts like t...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Being Inside the Music

Music is a very important part of my life. I like to think of myself as a musician. Not necessarily an outstanding musician, but a musician nevertheless. My earliest memory of music in my li...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Poems & Prayers & Promises

As is my habit, I was listening to music from my i-pod this morning while I was doing my weekly yard work of mowing, edging and trimming. I had selected a group of songs by John Denver (his ...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Save The Animals

There have been many words spoken and written regarding the killing of a “famous” lion in Africa. Even though I am opposed to the senseless killing of animals for trophy or for sport, this w...
Waking of the Bear · 1Y ago

Selfless Acts

The impetus for this post came from a quote by a character in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”  If you have not watched this movie and its prequel, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” ...