Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing

Hymn sing. Yes, at our little church on a recent Sunday Morning we celebrated a good old fashioned Hymn Sing. No sermon. No preachin’. It was truly a blessed event because music is a powerful way to convey the Lord’s word. I was truly moved by this blessing. Barbara Younger, the organizer and leader of…

Plumber

Say Something Good: Plumbers

You can say a lot about occupations and their worth but some days I’d trade you five lawyers, three doctors, forty seven psychiatrists and at least one nuclear scientist for just one strong, seasoned plumber. We’ve got one and he is not taking any new customers because his existing ones plus his work with contractors…

Pete Leary

He was a caring, authentic looking Santa Claus to many thousands, he was a playful Leprechaun to thousands more and he was a dear friend to most he met.  Pete was a songwriter, a  folk singer, an activist, a performer, a free soul, a fun guy who had a million friends. Pete died the day…

North Carolina State Fair

State Fair  Great music, fantastic food, and people. Breathtaking rides, prize winning animals and people. More people everywhere and sometimes it was fun to watch the people having the times of their lives. One thing about the North Carolina State Fair was how, how friendly the folks are and I didn’t see a semblance of…

Fall Colors

Every now and then I reread Russell Cromwell’s great speech titled Acres of Diamonds. You can download it free at manybooks.net/titles/conwellretext95acrdi10.html  It is about a man who sells his home and land to go out seeking diamonds.  What he sold turned out to be one of the most productive diamond mines in the world. I…

The Outer Banks of North Carolina

We just returned from four days of exploring the Outer Banks. After visiting Mateo and although it is off season and there was no show at The Lost Colony Amphitheater,  I walked onstage and pretended for just an instant that I was a star. We visited the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens and moved on down the…

Purple Heart Viola Sale

I’m a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and once a year our group goes out and sells Violas, which are purple poppies for contributions and the money is used for projects for folks in our military hospitals.  This year I will be at the big Car Show at Henderson, N.C.…

Mr. Pos – Say Something Good

Just about a quarter of a century ago I was known as Mr. Pos. I was writing children’s books on positive living and happiness, success, love and all of that good stuff. There was a time in my life when I could say something good about everything and everybody. Whenever something negative happened I would…