“Against all odds at any age.”


Many baby boomers remember the 1973 exhibition tennis match also known as the battle of sexes when Women’s tennis champion Billie Jean-King defeated male chauvinist Bobby Riggs. When Yvonne Hobart walked onto the European pickle-ball court, in Helsinki Finland for the championship to the applause of cheering fans, it was all 512 residents from Hallam, her little Village located in the Newark and Sherwood districts … Continue reading “Against all odds at any age.”

“Crisp proud parents.”


Julius and Doretha Jefferson drove seven hours from Pittsburgh PA to West Point NY, to attend parents day at the US Army’s Military Academy. After a night in the local hotel, they awoke early for breakfast and took the short drive to the campus. They walk into the stadium, to climb the stairs into the stands with several hundred parents to witness their children enter … Continue reading “Crisp proud parents.”

“Instinct.”


I’m no hero. I acted upon instinct pulling Mrs. Harris from her car after she collided with the fence. Everyone says I’m a hero, but I don’t fell like one. I just did what I was supposed to do. People call us heroes, but we know who we are. We are men & women who know we only did what was right. We keep the … Continue reading “Instinct.”

“Burning Down The House”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.” Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? It is 2:00 am and the house is on fire, the kids are safe outside with the dog who alerted everyone and is on the front lawn barking at the fire blazing through the roof. … Continue reading “Burning Down The House”

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King.


I have a dream! Dr. King’s birthday is January 15, however the federal holiday is celebrated today, Monday, January 19, 2015. Let’s all take a moment to reflect upon the great Civil Rights leader who fought for all Americans rights that transcends the world over. Let us apply his beliefs, ideas in all racial, religious, cultural and ethnic matters as this day is celebrated by … Continue reading Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King.

“My Hero”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “My Hero.” Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life. The word “Hero” is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts and or fine qualities. When I was growing up in the 70’s, I never looked upon any particular person as … Continue reading “My Hero”