The Easy Way Out…Blame Others.

(Lydia Blaha Writing) “It’s funny how American Society will say “It’s guns” or “It’s video games” or “It’s Hollywood” etc. that are making today’s world a violent place. Yet no one takes a step back and says “Wow maybe it’s us and how we are raising our children. Maybe it’s the things we allow themContinue reading “The Easy Way Out…Blame Others.”

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Think Outside the Box this Christmas

My daughter Lydia called me a few years ago and asked what I wanted for Christmas.  I told her I either wanted a Rolex Watch or a black dress belt.  To maintain the element of surprise, she could use the same sized box for either. The reality is that I didn’t need anything at all.  I haveContinue reading “Think Outside the Box this Christmas”

A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)

        When I was a kid, nativity sets were an essential part of the USAmerican Christmas-scape.  These sets were mixed and matched and passed down from generation to generation; often far more because of their sentimental value than their quality. Such transfers were not without tragedies.  I remember various and sundry accidentsContinue reading “A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)”