In 1771, young Robert Skipwith, sent a letter to Thomas Jefferson, requesting recommendations for his personal library.
“Let them be improving as well as amusing …. Let them amount to about five and twenty pounds sterling, or, if you think proper, […]
Several years ago, I began a ritual that has served me well in growth, prosperity and enthusiasm for the coming 12 months. (It’s a practice that can be done anytime.)
At the beginning of each new year, I set out to […]
In 1976 I was photographed by a young professional starting out in Los Angeles, named Jonathan Exley. He came highly recommended and I remember that he had a modest studio on Santa Monica Blvd.. Jonathan was kind-hearted, soft-spoken and extremely […]Read More
What a joyful privilege it was to personally present families with Thanksgiving turkeys at the Melendrez Community Center on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, made possible through the extreme generosity of our friends at HEB. Special thanks go out to SMCC […]Read More
When my brother Rick, who lives in El Paso, visits San Antonio, we always take a walk in the neighborhood where we grew up.
The building where my father’s small barbershop was located still stands at the corner of Nolan & […]
Norman Vincent Peale said, “Live your life and forget your age.” Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine that you have nothing. Then, open your eyes and look around. A barking dog, a crying baby, and yes, even […]Read More
This has to be one of my favorite pictures of all-time.
It was taken at the Chaplin Studios in Hollywood in late 1918, during the filming of Sunnyside.
Ms. Keller communicated with Chaplin by reading his lips with her hands, as she felt […]
“You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face. I believe that’s true in the ring, and I think that’s true in life. Now show me something.” ~Rocky Balboa to Adonis Johnson in […]Read More
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton
Often times, those who display a great ability to lead are referred to as “born leaders.” But, is this […]Read More