Change Your World

…Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency – Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) It is time to release yourself from the chaffing bindings of disagreeable preaching, teaching …

Doolittle’s Raiders

On April 18, 1942, an avenging thunder hit Japan and rolled mightily on to China, leaving in its wake jubilation and desolation. That thunderous shock was delivered by the eighty legendary Doolittle Raiders. – C.E.Wheeler Engine bolt from B-25 Mitchell – Plane 3 – 1942 Doolittle Raid. Recovered in China by C.E. Wheeler I bought …

Personal Myths

What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There is nothing you can do that’s more important than being …

My Dad, My Hero, Decorated World War Two Combat Veteran

I have been thinking a lot about my father the past few weeks. He has been in the hospital twice (for multiple issues) during the covid-19 pandemic. He is 95 years old and had some major health issues to deal with this spring. And I am thousands of miles away. My wonderful brother, sister and …

Seeking Simplicity

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. – Pete Seeger I’ve been thinking about simplification a lot these days. Perhaps it is a sign of age, or dare I say maturity, but I’ve been reducing my needs to as few as possible. By cleaning off various wants, …