In Memory of Norman Brown, on Father’s Day

When a father can't be there, it's tempting to say, "He is gone," but is he, really? I could say that my father, Norman Lester Brown, passed away. But his words, his ways, his stories come to mind so often that a more truthful thing to say is, "He is always with me." And I … Continue reading In Memory of Norman Brown, on Father’s Day

Perpetuate Peace, Good Will, Understanding among Nations -Veterans Day

I ask myself the question every year on Veterans Day. What does it mean to me that my father had been a soldier in World War II? It is a day of reflection for me. But really, I ask the question not only on that day, but on Memorial Day and many other days in … Continue reading Perpetuate Peace, Good Will, Understanding among Nations -Veterans Day