Only light can do that.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had a beautiful vision of a nation of citizens who are all equally accepted and respected. As we are … More Only light can do that.


Road Trip: Texas

After Roswell, New Mexico, and the U.F.O. Museum and Research Center on that Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, Rick and I were committed to making up some time on the road as we headed home to the southeast coast of Virginia via Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee (see previous blogs). We were back on the highway … More Road Trip: Texas

Remembering our heroes.

I am grateful for the sacrifice of our U.S. military heroes. Many faceless and courageous people have died defending freedom at home and abroad. May God bless them all and their families today and every day! Thank you so very much! All rights reserved. ©2016 by A. K. Orobko


Freedom, which many take for granted, is the power or right to act, speak or think without hindrance. Freedom is, also, that condition in which we are not restrained, encumbered, imprisoned, or enslaved.  Freedom has not always been everyone’s right. As most of us know, slavery was legal and abundant in the United States until … More Freedom

A hug.

A hug…it is like hot soup on a cold winter’s day; it is comfort and sustenance for the heart and soul! A hug is a wonderfully warm and loving embrace that represents our consideration, kindness, and affections. Hugging is therapeutic, as it transfers positive energy, resulting in an emotional lift to the person receiving the … More A hug.