Religion that brings light into the world has always fascinated me.
This interest may arise from my own belief that religion is the basis of culture and fundamentally impacts the way society is built as well as individual behavior.
According to Psychology Today, surveys show that we humans fear public speaking more than anything else, even death.
Toastmasters was a good first step for me in gaining a comfort level with public speaking.
My dad, on the right, with his cousin in 1925.
On Father’s Day my own father comes to mind. He was a tall, barrel chested man and strong as an ox.
As a farmer he had to use his wits. His generation was the last to use mules to plow and the first to use tractors. The beauty of using mules is that you could only work during daylight, from dawn to dusk. Tractors had lights, so my father could work incessantly.