John Lennon at 80

Hard to believe John Lennon has been gone 40 years, but it is safe to say his legacy is stronger than it has ever been. I remembered John Lennon back in 2017. Remembering John Lennon Even more than his musical career, I believe he is most associated with the peace movement. It is impossible to … More John Lennon at 80

Van Halen Songs

With the passing of Eddie Van Halen, I decided to list some of my favorite Van Halen songs. Many of these were hits, some not. Some have Dave, others have Sammy. VH received so much airplay since the late 1970s that their music is hard to miss.  Many of their songs are hard rock staples … More Van Halen Songs

No Shortcuts

“He lived a charmed life; a trail of convenient shortcuts defined his rise and incredible success.” This would be a great opening line to a life story. Perhaps if you are the great Gatsby or Donald Trump, this would fit, but most of us hike a different journey. We play by the rules, wait in … More No Shortcuts

Quotes

I am very fond of quotes.  There is a lot of wisdom in them.  The really insightful pearls are timeless. Quotes also show how we used to think and how we have evolved through the centuries.  Below are some quotes that caught my eye and I have used them in publications.  Enjoy. “Every generation inherits … More Quotes

Economic Indicators

Someone says the economy is doing great. What does that mean? Who benefits? Who loses? There are all kinds of people touting what makes a strong economy. Usually referred are jobs and the stock market. Trade surplus is another one. Wage growth. Interest rates. Gross Domestic Product. Consumer Price Index. All valuable to some degree. … More Economic Indicators

Natural Progressions

I have always liked the term, natural progressions.  It has no universal meaning, but we understand that progression is something that advances in a logical direction, building on its own foundation.  Progression means progress, forward or continuing, exploring new ground or expanding. A natural progression would be something flowing on its own accord, guided, but … More Natural Progressions