Dancers work out regularly to build their strength — and their physiques. Check out this choreographed version of Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Freuet euch des Lebens” (Enjoy Life) from the 2012 Vienna Continue reading
No, it isn’t. The 14th Amendment, Section 1, to the US Constitution reads in part:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, AND SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF [emphasis added], are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Continue reading
Pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a professional symphony player, I decided to major in music performance. During the first year of the Continue reading
Most of us have probably heard this statement: “We already have term limits. We call them elections.”
This argument doesn’t hold up — notably at the federal level. Congressional representatives and senators from California, for instance, can Continue reading
No — as I posted earlier, I can’t dance. I’m physically fit for it, but I just don’t know how. Yet, as I’ve also written, I’ve always loved dance music. It lifts my spirits and has actually helped me feel physically better when Continue reading
We hear a lot about people being alone at this time of year — or bereaved. I have read that Christmas is the number one time of year for suicides.
Most of my friends know that I am an adult “orphan.” I joined Continue reading
Several months ago, a radio pastor told of a man who arrived in heaven and said: “How wonderful this is. If only I hadn’t been such a health and fitness freak, I could have gotten here much sooner.”
Should a parent ever force music lessons on a child?
If force means being a pushy stage-mom or stage-dad — especially to the point of making a child continue lessons long after it’s clear that the kid has no Continue reading
At least I can walk. And I don’t take that for granted. Having broken a shinbone during a skiing mishap at age 11, and having spent a couple of months Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a radio pastor jokingly offered one possible explanation of why God allowed the invention of the airplane: People who never talk to Him on Earth are more than willing to call on Him when they’re 37,000 feet in the air.
I don’t doubt this — although, since I don’t fly anymore, I won’t be Continue reading