Links to articles I’m reading and other websites of interest can be found here under the title “What I’m Reading.”  Guest postings and miscellaneous thoughts are also here. If you have something to contribute, send your email to By sending your work you agree to post it onto the site. I cannot guarantee it will be posted or that I will respond to all emails. If I do post it, you will receive credit.

Muriel’s Raicilla

[click on blue links for further information]   “Long ago my grandfather used a Canoe to cross the bay from Pizota to Sayulita or to Vallarta to sell it.”  Muriel Castillon   I first tasted Raicilla in 2010.  I was spending a few days with my family at... read more

New Years 2017 Napkin Art Special

[click on blue links for further information]     First, a few facts about New Years: The date of New Year’s Day seems so fundamental that it’s almost as though nature ordained it. But New Year’s Day is a civil event. Its date isn’t precisely fixed by any... read more

Some Optimistic Reads On Christmas Day 2016

[click on blue links to read the article and for further information]   Pollyannish: A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.  [after the heroine of the novel Pollyanna by Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920), American writer “Never short... read more

We Are The World

  During these coming holidays, let’s remember that America IS Great.  Turn your speakers on, click on the link below and remember We Are The World.  Check your EGO at the door and listen all the way through.  Happy Holidays from Think in the Morning. CLICK... read more


[click on blue links for further information] Dickens Quotes courtesy of The Telegraph   “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual... read more

Two State Parks and a Red Tailed Hawk

  “I do not think it is an overstatement that it appears just as important for California to have Mendocino preserved and guarded against encroachments as it was for Virginia to have Williamsburg restored and protected.”  Civil History Chair of the Smithsonian... read more

What I’m Reading December 5, 2016

[Click on blue links for further information]   Feel anything from grumpy to homicidal when you have to get up in the morning? Yeah, we hear ya. Luckily, a bunch of researchers at — where else — Harvard have discovered a neat trick to soften the punch of the... read more

What I’m Reading December 1, 2016

  [Click on Blue Links to see the article]   Can’t you hear that rooster crowin’? Rabbit runnin’ down across the road Underneath the bridge where the water flowed through So happy just to see you smile Underneath the sky of blue On this new... read more

Lucy’s CuCu Cabana

[Click on blue links for further information]   You already know that Alebrijes Make Me Happy.  All of Mexico makes me happy.  It’s a large country (760,000 square miles) but smaller than the contiguous 48 states of the USA (3 million square miles).  Thankfully... read more

What I’m Reading November 30, 2016

Every day is a blessing from God.  And I consider it a new beginning.  Yeah, everything is beautiful. Prince  (link here)   Four reasons why our economy will thrive under President Trump In January, we will have a Republican Congress and a Republican president,... read more

Think in the Morning, It’s Good For You

Several studies have correlated waking up early with success.  Here’s a breakdown of the benefits reaped by early risers.   1.     In a 2008 Texas University study, college students who identified themselves as “morning people” earned a full point higher on their... read more

What I’m Reading November 28,2016

[Click on the highlighted blue links to go to the articles] Staying informed is a constant struggle  for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. There’s usually not time to leisurely read a favorite paper over coffee.  Yet catching up... read more