What is Your Message for America on Her Birthday?

Red bands around Lincoln's eyes

Considering the state of America on her birth date, what would be your message --- Get Well? Condolences? Happy Birthday? Congratulations? Apology? As with everything in life, I suppose that depends on your viewpoint and values. Blind WisdomWhile waiting in an office recently, I saw a framed calligraphy (wisdom repeated below) that was attributed to …

Nature Teacher: Adapting

several trees adapting to grow over rooftops

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. -- Chinese Proverb One of the first trees I planted 30 years ago was an Ornamental Pear. Inexperienced at the time, I planted it at woodland's edge thinking the forest would showcase its white blossoms. That pear tree …