Global Perspectives
  • Living  

    Morning Glories (or the Bindweed Effect)

    This morning as the morning sun came out I found these beautiful Morning Glories blooming.  What rich and dynamic colors.  When I was a child, we had Morning Glories in the flower bed near the front steps of the house and I always delighted in them. Morning Glories make a hard seed, that is durable regardless of seasons and temperatures and these plants come up year after year. The seeds are so hard, that my father taught me early on, in order to plant them, one must to soak them in water overnight, so they will swell up and split open. Otherwise they might sit underground for years before they finally open naturally.

    So it was surprise, with a touch of disappointment when one of my aunts dropped by and said: "Child what are you doing with bindweed in your yard. Get em out, they are a devils plant for a farmer!"  I ran after her and asked, "What is wrong with my Morning Glories that you said that?"  She said, 

    "They make roots and vines and they entangle the farm equipment and it seems that they more you try to dig them out, the more you spread the seeds. They can ruin spots on a farm, slow down harvest and are just a nuscience." …


  • May 8, 2017 | Living  

    Worlds of Success Impacted by Culture, Attitude, Work Ethic, Location, Trends, and Even Luck

    FACTS THAT MAY IMPACT SUCCESS AND WILL IMPACT OUR WORLD: Over 99 million people in the USA are over 50 years old. In 1900, 3.1 million people were over 65, and in 2010, 40.3 million Americans were over 65 years old. One in seven Americans is over the age of 65. In 2010 the 45-64 age group increased 31.5 percent. This group leads the way in large asset investments and ownership...


  • Apr 27, 2017 | Living  

    Vivian Nesbitt Has Performed All Over the USA and In Ireland, Too!

    Vivian Nesbitt gave an interview to BigSkyVoices on You Tube which is being posted through . Vivian is an experienced actor, singer and guitar player who has appeared in TV shows such as Manhattan, The Messengers, Longmire, In Plain Sight, Breaking Bad, Law and Order and a host of other film productions such as Good Guys with Guns, I am That, The Banshee Chapter, and Leverage...


  • Apr 21, 2017 | Living  

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, Detroit, and a Lasting Legend

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac , a French explorer and soldier, founded the City of Detroit in 1701. “Detroit” means “strait” and this strait between Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair was called Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit after the minister of colonies in France. We at wanted to share some history and pleasure related to Antone Cadillac...


  • Mar 24, 2017 | Living  


    GRANDMA’S FRYING PAN My cast iron skillet is new, not aged and worn like Grandma’s. Grandma’s frying pan seemed as old as she was. She was particular about her black, iron cast frying pan, as I was to learn one day when I decided at the age of 10 to wash it...


  • Mar 16, 2017 | Living  


    Veronica Tiller is a world-class person. What a pleasure to spend an hour with her and discuss economic development, the film industry, new jobs for youth and opportunities for Native Americans, particularly Native American children. Veronica was born the grand daughter of one of the great chiefs and co-founders of the Jicarilla Apache Nation in New Mexico...


  • Mar 2, 2017 | Living  


    THE FRAYED FLYSWATTER GANG (A true child's story) by Ben B. Boothe, Sr. I was in crisis. Trapped in our house with nowhere else to go, with inevitable pain coming at me, monsters of pain, just inches away. I anticipated the pain, anticipated the burning fluid flowing into my veins, delivered at the hands of one who I trusted and loved...


  • Feb 6, 2017 | Living  

    Solutions to the American Health Care System (From a Health Care Professional of 30+ years)

    Health Care: Providing the Best for the Most, 10 Solutions from a Health Care Professional When I first sat down to write an article on issues on American healthcare and Obamacare it dawned on me that everyone already knows what the problems are in the American Healthcare Act (or Affordable Healthcare Act). What we need are solutions...


  • Jan 21, 2017 | Living  

    Tucson SQUARE AND COMPASS Clinic a Model for Successful Health Care

    Van Elrod of Tucson, Arizona, and Joe Alvarado of Las Vegas, Nevada, are two outstanding Shriners who are leaders in child-care issues. Both are inspiring men who have given years of their lives to improving the health care of children. They are leading the way for new and innovative projects such as regional and local clinics for children...


  • Jan 4, 2017 | Living  

    Start Your New Year with a Privilege

    A Life and Death Story for Your New Year by Ben B. Boothe More than 17 years ago, busy with company business, I received a volunteer request in Fort Worth to “make some calls for Santa Claus” just before Christmas. I didn’t have time for such things, but this seemed to call to me, and I was compelled to check it out...


  • Nov 21, 2016 | Living  


    The Formative Rattlesnake (The impact of SuperDogs, Rattlesnakes and Cotton Chopping on Wall Street Careers) "I saw that rattlesnake and walked away from the farm" Granny declared. Her succinct statement was true but could not have described the broader implications. "I took my youngest baby Jim Bob and laid him on a blanket at the edge of the field, while I chopped cotton...


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