When Your Children Become Alien

When Your Children Become Alien

“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.” – Lionel Kauffman That’s right. If many people really knew what having and raising children was all about many would opt out. Today young people do question having children where other generations took it as a given and necessary expectation. At some point and maybe at many points your children will become alien to you. That of course, is appropriate if they are to become their own person. It is easy when…

Friends Come In Many Varieties

Friends Come In Many Varieties

“Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.” -Mason Cooley How true. We all have what we call ‘friends.’ They come in a wide variety and for a whole different set of reasons. With some friends we share movies, with others, we share lots of experiences, with some we share a history, and with others we share our deepest feelings. It has been said that to test a friend for how close they are to you, ask to borrow money! That may…

Training To Be A Casanova

Training To Be A Casanova

“I have loved women to a frenzy.” – Casanova. There it is, from the man himself. Casanova was born in Venice and lived from 1725 to 1798. His early life included being abandoned by his mother who was an actress, and being sent to live with a grandmother until at an early age he was sent to become a priest! He was thrown out after a short period when found having sexual relations with another boy. He worked as a magician, spy, and translator. In 1755 he was accused of…

Are You A Saint On Valentine’s Day

Are You A Saint On Valentine’s Day

“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Try that on your piano… lots of luck, especially on the day set aside for lovers. There are lovers and then there are lovers. How does one become a good one you ask? It doesn’t come naturally to most. True love is expressed in a thousand different ways… every day. It is touching, doing considerate things that a partner enjoys, apologizing when you are wrong, or even if not, making life happy, remembering important occasions,…

Jewelry Means Love

Jewelry Means Love

“To pretend to satisfy one”s desires by possession is like using straw to put out a fire.” – Chinese Proverb “A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board.” – D.H. Lawrence If it isn’t shiny and I can’t wear it around my neck it ain’t no present! Yes, that’s true sometimes but not always. Mothers need to teach their sons how to woo a girl. Flowers are lovely and candy is thoughtful but jewelry really counts! Little boys should learn that. Big boys certainly…