“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” (Walter Hagen)

I lost another dear friend this week. Nancy Conley was my office manager for 16 memorable years. I can still remember the first time we met. When she interviewed for the job, she was completely lacking in any of the bookkeeping skills I required for the position. I hired her anyway. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. She was feisty and pushy and confident in her ability to learn everything I needed her to do. I brought in a retired bookkeeper to teach her the basics and she caught on quickly. From that point on she was unstoppable and she ingrained herself into my business like no one else could. There was nothing she wouldn’t do to help me go from good to great and I thanked God for bringing us together.

Nancy was intense and inquisitive about everything and it was all I could do to stay one step ahead of her. She enjoyed making me squirm and I enjoyed fooling her into thinking I actually knew it all. We made a great team, especially with the customers. She and I competed like quick draw specialists to see who could answer the phone first. She won more than I did and if she didn’t win she accused me of cheating by just sitting on the phone. I didn’t even try to compete with the walk-in clients. She had the front office and she was closer to the front door so it wasn’t even possible to compete for the honor of greeting clients. Most of them loved her more than me anyway, so I didn’t really care. She knew their names, their birthdays, their pets, their hobbies, their families and she made all of them feel special. I always thought I had good people skills but her’s were off the charts. She was funny, kind, compassionate and genuinely interested in everyone. I was incredibly lucky to find someone like her.

By the early 90’s, we hit a rough patch. She was going through a messy divorce and I was attempting to re-invent the company with all new technology and a massive amount of debt. The stress level was ridiculous but we finally sat down and had a heart to heart talk. I was shocked to learn about the divorce and I was deeply sorry for not being more supportive. We both agreed to try harder to be more open with our feelings and what was really in our hearts. Neither one of us knew how much our relationship would be tested in the near future. I found out I had cancer in October of 1993. More than anyone else, Nancy helped me get through that nightmare. On the days when I just wasn’t feeling that great she tried even harder to pick up the slack. Just about the time my doctor finally cleared me, Nancy found out she had  breast cancer. I did all I could to be there for her but it never seemed like enough. She was so independent and such a fighter that the thought of giving in to any disease just made her mad. I wasn’t about to stand in her way when her Irish blood started boiling. I will always be grateful for sharing that experience with Nancy.

After she was over the divorce, Nancy took a trip to Ireland. It was tough without her for two whole weeks but I really wanted her to go and have fun. Vacations were all important to Nancy and she worked hard at having fun. Whenever she took a week off to go to the parks in Utah, I knew better than to expect her back on time. She would drive straight through by herself and then call me on Monday morning to tell me when she could still make it in. I just laughed and told her to get some sleep and see me tomorrow. That one extra day always seemed to be enough to get her rested up from her marathon vacations.

By the end of the 90’s, we were attempting to re-invent the company again with an emphasis on multi-media and Nancy insisted on learning this new stuff. She and Kevin Cullen worked tirelessly to learn A/V editing and digital photography. The work they produced was superior in every way but we were kind of ahead of the market because high speed internet was still too expensive. As the printing side of the business declined rapidly we just didn’t have enough time to get the next big thing off the ground. Kevin and Nancy were the last two employees to go, when I finally closed in December of 2003. By that time it was pretty obvious that they had become very close and I was happy for both of them. They were good for each other.

After we closed down, I tried to stay in touch but that’s always difficult. Sixteen of the best years of my life were spent with Nancy Conley and then it was over. She took it as well as could be expected because she knew it was coming but I’m sure it hurt. It hurt me too. Losing a business is more than just closing the doors. It’s the loss of relationships that are the most devastating. I only saw Nancy a few times these last ten years and now I’ll never have that chance again. That’s going to hurt for a long time now.

After I read the obituary Nancy wrote, I felt a lot better about us. She reminded me that life is short and we only get one chance. We had 16 amazing years together and for that I will always be grateful. She was one in a million and I was blessed to have her in my life. Her smile, her laugh, her wicked sense of humor and her work ethic were all part of her life’s work. She got more out of life than almost anyone I know and I’m sure she had no regrets. Right now she’s probably pestering God Himself to make some improvements around Heaven. He may be almighty but I’ll bet Nancy will make him prove it. Maybe, by the time I get there she will have the place whipped into shape and then we can just sit around and laugh about all the crazy things we went through together. May God bless you Nancy, you are the best.

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“Too much of nothing.” (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan wrote this song in 1967. I think he was trying to tell us about the future of America where the love of money would leave us with, too much of nothing. It’s nearly 50 years later and we’re about to elect a new president. Our choices are going to be a woman who just wants the job so she can be remembered as the first female president and a man who just wants the job so he can be remembered as the biggest winner of all time. Too much of nothing, indeed.

America is on a path that leads to a whole lot of nothing. I’m not so sure we’re not already there. Of course, my worldview is somewhat jaded by the fact that I work with foster children and families that have nothing going for them. When the government has to take care of so many children because their families can’t, it tends to make the future look pretty dim. I can only imagine what this generation of kids is going to experience 10 years down the road. It will not be pretty and we will all share the consequences of too much of nothing. We could change things for the better but it won’t be because our leaders rose to the occasion. It could happen, if we the people decide to make it happen but our love of money will make it very difficult. Selflessness is not our best thing.

This is not the first time the world has experienced this phenomenon. The years between the end of WWI and the beginning of WWII were very similar. The post war greed of the 1920’s was followed by the devastation of the 1930’s. We really seem to struggle with the lessons of history and the fact that too much greed always leads to a horrible outcome. Even Henry Ford understood that for his company to thrive, he had to pay his workers a decent salary so they could afford to buy his cars. He was a capitalist but one with common sense. His success was directly tied to the success of the middle class that he helped create. Good for him that he got rich by helping others achieve more. But that was a hundred years ago, I’m still waiting for the next great business leader to come along and it’s not Donald Trump.

I’m also waiting for the next great president and neither of these candidates has what it takes to lead us out of the swamp we are in now. I could do a better job than either one of these empty suits but I wouldn’t sell my soul to get there, so that takes me out of the running. If anyone out there still thinks these candidates haven’t sold out to get where they are, then please stop kidding yourselves. Whoever wins will be given the keys to the treasury and their donors will be in line for all the government handouts they can get. This is the essence of the rage that average Americans feel now. Elections are bought and paid for by people who only want more in return and the average Joe taxpayer gets only the scraps. This country has more than enough for everybody but too much of nothing always ends up at the top where it has the least benefit for the majority of us.

Now, I’m done ranting. Here’s my solution. We should have a one day labor strike. Everybody who isn’t in a critical position  (police, firemen, EMT’s, nurses, doctors, the military, and transportation etc.) should all take the same day off. Let’s make the point that we aren’t going to accept the existing system anymore. Maybe the rich need to be reminded that their lives wouldn’t be so easy if it weren’t for average people like you and me who do most of the real work in this country. They might have to drive their own cars, they might have to go to the grocery store and cook their own dinner, they might have to wait in line at the hospital, they might have to bring their own lunch to work, they might not be able to get Starbucks, they might not have phone service, they might not get their baggage at the airport in time or a million other jobs they take for granted. But you know what would really happen, they would be willing to pay any amount of money to get what they wanted for one day and that, my friends, says it all. They have too much of nothing.

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“God answers all prayers and sometimes the answer is, ‘Yes’.” (Guy R. Horst)

In my work with foster children I am required to be on-call for 24 hours at least once a month. In this job, on-call means we go whenever and wherever a kid needs help. So when the phone rang at 1:30 AM this morning I wasn’t surprised to hear the latest tragedy. As I roused myself from hardly any sleep, I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance as the lightning illuminated the room. Then the reality set in. I was going to drive 100 miles south of Kansas City and get a teenage girl who was waiting for me in the ER. She had just been taken from the home and she was having a really bad day. From her bed in the hospital she was going to be taken by a strange man (that would be me) to her destination at the psychiatric hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. I got there at 3:45 expecting the worst but praying for anything to make it better. I called ahead to the case worker and got her history, or what passes for critical information on her first day of foster care. It was the same story I’ve heard a hundred times in 7+ years but at least she wasn’t brought to hysterics by the sight of me. To most of these kids, I’m their worst nightmare come true.

We got into the car at 4 AM and she just went to sleep. I was going to be on my own again for the next three hours of white knuckle driving in the huge storm that was hovering right over my destination. Each time I face this same moment of truth, I take a few minutes to pray. I don’t ask for much, just, please God help me get her there safely. It’s always a challenge when faith is your only protection. As I drove back north on one of the worst roads in Kansas, I was staring straight at the storm but it was still a ways off. After the first hour I was getting intermittent cloud bursts but nothing substantial. After the second hour, I was on the south side of town and it still hadn’t affected me. I could see it had been pouring as I neared the hospital but I must have been right behind it the whole time and missed all of it. I got home again at 7 AM and then another storm kept me from getting any more sleep but miraculously I missed all of it by minutes going both ways.

Five hours and 250 miles of answered prayers was a great reminder of how God works in my life. Without faith I might not have had the courage to make that drive and help that girl. I would not have gone for a drive in that weather for any other reason but to serve Him and her. That’s my job title now more than anything else, just plain servant. He points the way and I choose to follow, no matter how bad it looks. I believe that’s the only way I can prove what’s in my heart. I accepted the calling, I prayed for His help and He gave me the courage to follow my heart and His timing was perfect, so I earned another chance to try again. I think all of life is no more complicated than this. We all have trials, we all need help, we all can make a difference for others and we all get tested by our faith in God. The only question that remains is this expectation, “Which way will we go when it’s our turn to serve God?”

Last night, as I headed right for the storm, I prayed for divine intervention and He said, “Yes!”

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“Man…..is a messenger who has forgotten the message.” (Abraham Heschel)

I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories but the prospect of aliens landing near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 has always intrigued me. Unfortunately, once we attach the words, intelligent beings, to their description it all falls apart. I can think of no good reason why any intelligent beings from elsewhere in the universe would bother to come here. If they crashed here in 1947 it was purely an accident. The only possible explanation I can offer is that they might have come here to warn us about our blind faith in technology and where it might take us in the future. Allow me to explain this possibility.

1945 was the beginning of the atomic age. We ended WWII with two atomic bombs and the reality of the devastation was undeniable. Two Japanese cities were reduced to smoldering ashes in a matter of seconds and the world was shocked beyond belief that humanity had sunk to its lowest level in history. Now, some would argue that dropping the atomic bombs actually saved lives because America was planning to invade mainland Japan and that would have meant death for a million people. (My father was a Marine then and he was scared to death that he wouldn’t make it back if the Marines were told to fight their way to Tokyo to end the war. I wouldn’t be here if he had died in the invasion.) But because President Truman had more courage than most presidents, he made the ultimate decision to end it as quickly as possible. He actually gave the Japanese fair warning before both bombs dropped but the Japanese were incredibly proud and Hiroshima just wasn’t enough to convince them. Nagasaki finally proved the point, that resistance was futile.

Once the power of atomic energy was revealed, the whole world took notice and began experimenting with its potential for devastation and sustainable energy. It wouldn’t surprise me if two atomic bombs got the attention of aliens on a distant planet, especially if they had already discovered its power. If they had the means of space travel, then maybe it took them two years to get here and observe our stupidity firsthand. Even in 1947, the Earth was a scarred planet after two world wars in thirty years. They might have been awed by the destruction we inflicted on ourselves. So much so that they would have been hesitant to make contact with such a violent civilization. How would we even begin to explain to another life form why we insist on killing each other so often and with such incredible efficiency? I can only imagine what they might have been thinking about us and the word civilization probably was rejected outright as a huge contradiction.

My only possible explanation for any contact they might have made was that they wanted to help us avoid more pain and suffering. A truly civilized creature would want to help other life forms adapt and overcome their cruel nature. Death and destruction would make no sense to a higher form of life and they might have enough empathy for our plight that they took a great risk by contacting us and they paid for it with their own lives. Maybe they made the greatest sacrifice possible to show us how to be civilized. Unfortunately, they couldn’t survive on this planet long enough to teach us the most important parts of humanity, like using technology for the good of all and teaching our children to love one another. Instead, they may have left us with revolutionary technology like micro-chips, new forms of metallurgy and space travel propulsion systems which created an instant leap forward in our technology without a similar improvement in our wisdom.

The technological advances of the last 70 years have been mind-boggling to say the least. We have not, however, developed as intelligent beings at a consistent pace. We now have smartphones that are really handheld computers with unlimited potential for connecting us to the world at large and the greatest minds of all time but we use them to check our status on Facebook. We have voluminous amounts of information at our finger tips yet we accept the first answer at the top of a Google search as the definitive truth even though someone may have paid to put it there.We can talk with anyone, virtually anywhere but we prefer to peck away at a tiny keyboard with the least amount of effort we can possibly muster. Emotions and humanity that might be exchanged and mutually experienced are reduced to emoticons and acronyms. None of this technology is making us more civilized. If anything, it’s shrinking our existence into ever smaller circles of people who share our exact values no matter how tiny that group might become. We display little, if any, interest in the world at large and the plight of others if they don’t fit with our world view. This isn’t civilization at its best, it’s humanity at its worst.

We have all the tools to make our lives better but none of the desire to try harder. We have achieved gross knowledge but very little pure wisdom. Technology without compassion is a dangerous thing. It makes us less likely to care about others and more likely to become selfish, prejudiced and small-minded. We can’t even begin to call ourselves civilized until we start caring for each other, start sharing all the blessings of life,  start accepting our differences and stop killing those we don’t understand. Higher forms of life could teach us a lot if we were more willing to accept the wonderful possibilities that exist elsewhere in the universe. I would be happy to see Klaatu and and his robot, Gort, drop down out of the sky like they did in the movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, if it would end wars and give us a chance at survival as a species.

Our day of reckoning is coming faster now than any of us wants to admit. We now have the potential to end life on this planet with the push of a button and the more we bury our heads in the sands of ignorance and denial, the closer we inch toward Armageddon. On the other hand, we each have an unlimited capacity for love, compassion, friendship, joy, kindness and faith in all mankind as one species that needs to be saved. If we would put all of our efforts into applying ourselves for the benefit of all humankind, we could achieve everything that we ever wanted. Now that I think about it, isn’t that just the same message Jesus gave us 2000 years ago? Have we just forgotten it? Maybe a higher form of life has already walked among us and showed us the way. That’s the message I believe in.

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“Now I lay me down before I go to sleep. In a troubled world, I pray the lord to keep, keep hatred from the mighty, And the mighty from the small, Heaven help us all.” (Stevie Wonder)

I was born in 1954. Later that year, the Supreme Court issued the landmark legal decision known as Brown v. Topeka Kansas Board of Education that effectively ended segregation in the nation’s schools by declaring that “Separate but equal” was inherently unequal. That case was argued by a black attorney named, Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first black Supreme Court Justice. In my first few years of life, I got to listen to Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley sing Rock n Roll songs like Maybelline, Johnny B. Goode, Heartbreak Hotel and Jailhouse Rock. For all I knew, Elvis was black too. They sounded alike on the radio.

In 1964, I started pushing a broom at my dad’s printing business and Stevie Wonder made my day’s work go a lot better. That was the same year a boxer named Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali. That was the first time the word Muslim entered my vocabulary. He even went so far as to resist the draft and lose his title because of his faith. In the summer of ’68, after Martin Luther King was assassinated, I had to sweep up the broken glass from the race riots in Kansas City. They burned down the corner of 35th and Indiana. My dad’s shop was at 36th and Indiana. When I wasn’t working for my dad that summer, I was at basketball camp at Rockhurst High School. That was the year Pierre Russell taught me how to shoot free throws. He was the best black basketball player I ever met and he taught me so well that I won a free throw shooting contest in high school.

I was just a sophomore in high school when the movie Woodstock came out and I was amazed by Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and Richie Havens. The Hendrix version of The Star Spangled Banner is my all-time favorite. By my senior year, I could sing every Al Green song on the radio. When my dad sent me away after college to work in New York City and then Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, I went with a cassette tape of Bob Marley’s album Exodus. Along with Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, they were my constant companions on the road. The contrast in black/white relations from NYC to the Deep South was stunning to me. I felt far more love from the blacks I worked with down south than any race I worked with in New York City. Maybe that’s because I was listening to Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, who loved playing Willie Dixon songs.

I was still a newlywed when Bob Marley died in May of 1981. I thanked God that he recorded Redemption Song before he passed. I will never forget his haunting lyrics, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds.” I know he was talking about black culture and apartheid in Africa but it still gave me a lot to think about and use in my own life. In my opinion, it’s the best acoustic solo ever recorded. Bob and I shared a birthday and so much more because he was just that good.

Here’s the point of this story. I’m white and it has been my great privilege to grow up in a world where so many people of all colors have impacted my life in amazing ways. That’s the white privilege I know all about and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I work with talented and caring African-Americans every day now. They treat me with respect and I treat them the same. I do what I can to make their day a little better and they respond in kind. I can’t even imagine my life without all these people of color to thank for making it very special. Last week I had to take care of a little black girl who got sick in my car. It was my privilege to serve her.

I’m not crazy enough to believe I’ve found the solution to racism. That’s something each of us has to face up to as individuals. All I know for sure is that racism will only be overcome by positive actions, kindness, compassion and love for all mankind by all of us, black and white. We have so much more to be gained by caring for each other and leaving the color distinction out of the equation than by arguing over every perceived slight. I really do feel privileged to work with kids of all races because it’s my opportunity to pay back some of the blessings I received in my youth. Maybe being privileged isn’t such a bad thing after all. Let’s start changing the world by remembering that, “None but ourselves can free our minds.” Thanks Bob.

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“The Declaration of Interdependence.” (Guy R. Horst)

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for all the people of the Earth to resolve the differences which have separated them from others, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which compel them to seek confirmation of their interdependence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We also claim these truths to be universal rights for all mankind regardless of color, creed, nationality or gender and given these universal truths it is abundantly clear that Nature’s God intended that all humans should equally share the responsibilities that are necessary for Life, Liberty and Happiness to be attainable goals for one and all. All humans who desire these unalienable personal rights must consequently submit to the concomitant responsibilities of humanity as a whole. Individual rights are not unalienable without an equal share of responsibility for the rights of others. This Declaration of Interdependence is made for the following reasons.

WE have only this planet and the sum total of its natural resources to sustain our existence. If we waste our resources completely, we will ALL cease to exist.

WE have only each other to depend on, no one is coming to save us from ourselves.

WE have free will but with it comes the freedom to suffer all the consequences of selfishness, conceit, greed, arrogance, prejudice and hatred.

WE cannot expect any form of government to do things for us that we won’t naturally do for ourselves.

WE may only expect to be treated as equals when we do the same for others.

WE have no right to force others to submit to our will, as none of us is a superior being.

WE may believe in any kind of higher power as long as we don’t force our beliefs on others.

WE may expect honesty, compassion and effort on behalf of all mankind from everyone.

WE may pursue our own version of life, liberty and happiness up to the point where it infringes on those same rights for another human.

WE may save ourselves by admitting our innate need for interdependence and committing ourselves to the betterment of humanity by our actions each day.

WE WILL achieve the highest form of LIFE, LIBERTY and HAPPINESS by acknowledging our universal need for compassionate human relations and by rejecting evil in all its forms.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. Please add your name to this declaration in the comments section below. I will go first because somebody has to take the first step.

Guy Robert Horst

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“I’m the only president you’ve got.” (Lyndon B. Johnson)

I’m sure glad we have presidential elections during Leap Year. We get one more day to soak in the wisdom of the ages as our candidates continue their relentless quest for the White House. As a life long student of famous quotes, I thought it might be instructive to revisit some of the brilliant epiphanies that our leaders have shared with us over the last 200+ years. To make it more challenging I’m going to give you the quotes without attribution. Let’s see how many you can guess. Here are your possible choices in chronological order ending with current candidates- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio.

The answers are way down there at the bottom of the page. Good Luck.

 

1. “I am, as you know, only the servant of the people.”

2.”Why the hell didn’t I know about this before.”

3.”When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal.”

4.”Being President is like running a cemetery; you’ve got lots of people under you and nobody’s listening.”

5.”All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”

6.”It is better to offer no excuse, than a bad one.”

7.”I  sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”

8.”There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

9.”The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.”

10.”I always want to think of myself as an underdog.”

11.”Nobody cares what any politician in Washington says.”

12.”I just want you to know that when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”

13.”The thought process that somehow other people have to be worse off so you can be better off does not work.”

14.”You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

15.”A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”

16.”Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.”

17.”Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

18.”That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

19.”When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.”

20.”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

21.”Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that’s a good thing.”

So, how did you do? Here are the answers. My source was BrainyQuotes.com

  1. Abe Lincoln
  2. John Kennedy
  3. Richard Nixon
  4. Bill Clinton
  5. Harry Truman
  6. George Washington
  7. Thomas Jefferson
  8. James Madison
  9. Hillary Clinton
  10. Donald Trump
  11. Ted Cruz
  12. George W. Bush
  13. Marco Rubio
  14. Andrew Jackson
  15. Theodore Roosevelt
  16. Franklin Roosevelt
  17. Ronald Reagan
  18. Barack Obama
  19. Calvin Coolidge
  20. John Adams
  21. Bernie Sanders

 

 

 

 

 

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