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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

4th Quarter, 2016 Updates

These photos were taken during the holidays. The top photo is of Anne's and my youngest son Clayton with me, middle photo, our grandchildren, and the bottom photo is of our three sons.

In addition, our granddaughter, 8-year-old Carina was "Two Toes" (A Pirate) in the musical play "Neverland" (Peter Pan) and Carina and her 11-year-old brother Cameron performed in a "Holiday Recital." Individually, they played the piano, and Carina also sang. It was fun for everyone

Lastly, one day in November, our 3 1/2-year-old grandson Ikaika began calling his dad, "Buddy Boy," which made me laugh. Kyle persuaded him to stop doing that.

With Love To All ~ Dick

Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Mr. Happy Man"

Recently at a restaurant, a lovely lady approached Anne and me, and with warmth in her face and in her voice, referred to me as "Mr. Happy Man."

She said that when she drives her daughter to school each day, she often sees me smiling and waving a greeting to those who drive by.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Speaking Without Words

In prayer this morning, I was reminded of the communication that takes place when we are solely in spirit.

"Ideas are expressed without words being spoken."

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Wisdom Of Solomon

This week, my wife Anne and I visited the Book Depository in Dallas adjacent to where President Kennedy was killed in 1963.

The Depository is now a museum, and we had a prepaid 10 am appointment. From our hotel, we took a cab for the five minute ride.

Our driver was Solomon, a 20-something man from the African nation of Eritrea. He had no idea where this famous landmark is and used his cell phone GPS to try to find it.

Unfortunately, we got lost and after repeatedly failing to find it, I snapped at Solomon and had him bring us back to our hotel, where a car and driver took us immediately to the Depository.

In Solomon's cab, Anne had remained calm the whole time, but I was terribly rude to him, and when he got us back to the hotel, it was clear his feelings were hurt and his self-confidence harmed by my impatience and rudeness.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

With Love To All

Last night a profound change took place in my life, as spiritual beings communicated with me and took me on a journey of discovery.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ikaika Pre-School Photo

The end of May, 2016 Anne's and my 3-year-old grandson Ikaika was photographed with his dad Kyle in pre-school.