Couplehood: The Battle Over a Hole in the Bucket Becomes a Ballad

Oct 03, 2022 at 06:50 pm by Paulette Jackson

There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole. Then mend it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,Then mend i.... Read More

The Human Spirit, Hope and What Matters Most

Sep 06, 2022 at 10:45 am by Paulette Jackson 8

Sgt. Foley: “I want your D.O.R.!” “You’re out!” Zack: “Don’t you do it! I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO!” The 1982 film,&n.... Read More

Rocky: From Rejection, to Reclamation, Restoration, and Reward

Aug 24, 2022 at 09:51 pm by Paulette Jackson

It is 1975, in Philadelphia, PA. Being a student at Philadelphia College of the Bible, just blocks away the Art Museum, I had the experience, to climb and stand on the same st.... Read More

Opinion: Freedom: The Choice. The Creed. The Conflict

Jul 05, 2022 at 12:24 pm by Paulette Jackson

Freedom of Choice It is a craftof decisionto frame a trajectoryof outcome Freedom of Creedis a gift,a dreamfor all who desirea pathfor their lifeand to be the crafterof.... Read More

In Honor of Father's Day: Top Gun: Maverick

Jun 21, 2022 at 12:58 pm by Paulette Jackson

“The good ones always start out good.” ~Yogi Many of us probably remember the blockbuster movie "Top Gun" that came out in May, 1996. Movie theaters were fil.... Read More

Misfits and Pirates: Made for Each Other

Apr 27, 2022 at 11:23 am by Paulette Jackson

They used to be a big seller at the Toy Store. They were posable characters; a dog with a wooden leg and a cat with an eye patch, both made in the image of ruffian swashbuck.... Read More

Hope: Feathers and Anchors

Apr 14, 2022 at 11:49 am by Paulette Jackson

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the.... Read More

“Goooood Morning, Viet Nam!”

Mar 30, 2022 at 02:41 pm by Paulette Jackson

His name was Adrian Cronauer. He was born in 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his father was a steelworker, and his mother was a teacher. At the early age of 12,.... Read More

Truth: It's Stranger Than Fiction

Mar 24, 2022 at 06:37 am by Paulette Jackson

“History is history; there’s no use sweeping it under the rug.” -Sweet Home Alabama The year is 1954, and the man in the above photo is my thirty-year-old f.... Read More

They are the Sort of People...

Mar 02, 2022 at 06:00 am by Paulette Jackson

Dear Reader,There are people in the world who know no misery and woe and they take comfort in cheerful films about twittering birds and giggling elves. There are people who.... Read More
Paulette and her husband on honeymoon, November 1977.

Valentine's Day and The Art of Love

Feb 09, 2022 at 05:54 am by Paulette Jackson

We are not the same, me and youEach one, not twoBut when I am me, without youI am some-how half, not wholeAnd when we are togetherThough a different twoMy heart espi.... Read More

Couple's Conflict: Mediated by Motown

Jan 31, 2022 at 02:54 pm by Paulette Jackson

Rescue meOh take me in your armsRescue meI want your tender charms'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blueI need you and your love too ~Aretha Franklin Being a part of the mental health.... Read More