Author Archives: VocareMentor

About VocareMentor

Walk with the wise and become wise - Prov. 13:20 A lot of my blog comes out of the way I grew up. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and I didn’t see much of my father. I had no understanding of how the lack of his presence in my life affected every choice I made as I grew up. Much of my adult life has been attempting to sort things out and catch up. Thus, what you’ll find on my blog are musings, thoughts, wisdom and ideas from history and pop culture. Themes: mentors, father/son, male/female, self-discovery, courage, stepping up, friendship and more.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Birmingham Revolution

Dr. King, “was called to lead an unlikely movement, at a particular moment in time, against an immense system of social injustice.” ~ Birmingham Revolution ~ It was 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, ground zero in a seminal year of United … Continue reading

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A to Z (+ 1) – A list of Favorite Films

“Story is the breath of human connection.” ~ Stephanie Joy Russell Grable ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Films – Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Superhero, Action Adventure – they all have one main thing in common (hopefully), and … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

“Even before Apollo 11 — the first lunar landing in July 1969 — the government had already axed the program’s loftier ambitions. Planners had envisioned Apollo leading to a lunar base, for instance, and a manned mission to Mars was … Continue reading

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My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Even the Romans feared them. For centuries they avoided the Irish Celts, whom Julius Caesar had called “more savage than any other race.” When the newly Christianized Roman monks finally arrived in the 5th century,…

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Favorite Movie Monologues – Duvall, Hanks, Jones, Stewart, and More

There was a blog I read maybe six months ago that inspired me to put this post together.  I wish I could remember who that blogger is. It was a woman. Anyway thank you whoever you are. There are maybe … Continue reading

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2016 Reading – My Favorite – ‘The Wright Brothers’

“If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” – Wilbur Wright – – – – … Continue reading

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