In this Journal, I will attempt to strip away my protective veneer to view and communicate honestly what the truth is as I perceive it. My intent is to grow, for without an honest evaluation of the truth, how else can one fully absorb life's more difficult lessons and benefit by them. If I do this in secret, then I am still hiding behind a protective veneer, so it is being published online. If you find this Journal, you are welcome to read it and hopefully grow from it as well. If you like, you can also share some of your own lessons in life.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Two Life-Changing Quotes

These are two powerful quotes from two prominent Psychiatrists, quotes that could be helpful to you as they are to me in opening my mind well beyond conventional thinking:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Instilling Wisdom

Tell me and I will forget.
Pressure me and I will reject.
But inspire me and the lesson will always live within.

Author Unknown

This inspired message came to me over nine days (3/25/18 - 4/3/18)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

In Search Of The Truth

History, like religion, is written by men to guide humanity to beliefs desired by its writers. It can be treasonous to question one, and blasphemy to question the other. Therefore in search of the truth, it is necessary to question the claims of both.

With Love To All - Dick

Monday, February 5, 2018

My 73rd Birthday

In five days, I turn 73 years of age. Thank goodness I lived long enough to learn that at the end of this life:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Grandpa Isn't Cool Anymore

Sunday afternoon on October 15, 2017 was sunny and warm and I called my 12-year-old grandson to join me in a top-down convertible ride along the ocean.

His mother Maria said he'd love to go, but when she came back on the line, she said he said he had some homework to do.

This is the first time I can recall Cameron ever turning down an activity with me, and in this case, one we could have done for just an hour if need be.

I thanked Maria, and hung up. But I thought about some of the many things Cameron and I had done together over the years.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I'm Not Anti-Anything

Today, many people are anti this group or that cause, and they rally against what they oppose, sometimes violently.

I've been a peace activist, but I'm not anti-war, I'm pro-peace, because when people are anti, they offer nothing constructive to build upon.

Gandhi wasn't anti-British, he was pro-Indian independence. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) wasn't anti-racism, he was pro-equal rights.