Exceeding Expectations

I was a Boy Scout for twelve years. Later, I served as a Scoutmaster for four different troops, accumulating ten more years in the Scouting program. The BSA used to train boys how to grown up to be honorable, trustworthy men. This is something I think is severely...

Santa Catalina Island

Twenty-six miles across the sea Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me Santa Catalina, the island of romance The Four Preps “26 Miles (Santa Catalina)” (Glen Larson and Bruce Belland) Shortly after I moved to California in 1985, I found and joined a...

User’s Guide
to the Brain

[The following information is excerpted from my book, Philosophical Lighthouse.] Philosophy is your comprehensive view of the universe. Your understanding of the world around you, that you use subconsciously, every moment of the day, to make all the decisions in your...

Codes and Secret Writing

I told this story to a fighter pilot friend of mine, and he insisted I share it with my newsletter list. [Just to be clear, my friend hasn’t landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier in years, however “once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot”....

The Cooking Magic of Elaine Badnarik

One of the constants in my life was coming home from school (elementary, high school, and college) knowing there would be a hot meal waiting for me when I got there. I hope that you recall similar happy memories. I know that food is the second strongest motivator in...