≡ Menu

FRIENDS

One of the best things about life is friends. You find them wherever you go. Friends are essential because they help bring out the best in you. When they see your worst, they still care. They just accept. Friends are the stars in your happy memories. In your sad memories, they are the shoulders you […] Read More

FISH

It is fashionable today to believe that we should not settle for anything less than doing what we love. Write poetry, travel the world on a sailboard, paint—do whatever you love, and the money will follow. We tell ourselves that life is too short to spend our working hours doing anything less than the ideal, […] Read More

THE DIFFERENCE

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day. I had so much to accomplish that I didn’t have time to pray. Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task. “Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered. He answered, “You didn’t ask.” I wanted to see joy and beauty, but […] Read More

BUS 9 TO PARADISE

It’s not easy to give up the idea of a perfect world. We want to think of our parents as being perfect, we search for perfect relationships, and perfect solutions to our problems. It is indeed a constant struggle to separate the real from the ideal, to see in our imperfection an essential element of […] Read More

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

We go about our daily lives, understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an Earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space, or to the atoms of which we’re made, and on whose […] Read More

WORLD HISTORY

After World War II, the Soviet Union bit off a large chunk of Eastern Poland and compensated for it by moving Poland’s border with Germany westward. When the German territories of Silesia and Pomerania thus became Polish, more than 3 million Germans fled or were expelled, but hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans remain. In […] Read More

THE WHITE HOUSE

If you thought you could get invited to the White House, say, for a state dinner, would you give it a try? After all, you’re paying your share for the spreads they put on there, so you’ve got a right to be halfway curious about what they’re like. And in case you’ve got a friend […] Read More

VOLVO AUDIO MANUAL

Congratulations … you have made one of the wisest choices you’ll ever be called to make. You have purchased a Volvo … the safest automobile in the world. Now, while you drive away in your new automobile, we invite you to come with us on an audio tour of your vehicle … we’ll explore the […] Read More

VH1 – BEHIND THE MUSIC: TLC

Sickness, arson, and bankruptcy threatened to silence TLC forever. But when faced with the type of adversity that has ripped other groups apart, Tionne, Lisa, and Chili closed ranks. It seems as if the odds have been stacked against the members of TLC their entire lives. Long before they ever shared a stage, each endured […] Read More

VH1 – BEHIND THE MUSIC: STEVIE NICKS

In the spring of 1987, Stevie Nicks checked herself into the Betty Ford clinic to end more than a decade of cocaine abuse. After undergoing a 30-day treatment, she was released. Stevie was determined to stay clean and anxious to continue her demanding career. She immediately went into the studio to record Tango in the […] Read More