10 Books that Screwed Up the World

And 5 Others That Didn't Help by Benajmin Wiker A Book Review: If you are a busy parent with oatmeal brain but would still like to learn about the string of various philosophies that have gotten us to where we are today in the world, this is the book for you. Dr. Wiker does an…

A Monarch Infestation

In the course of busy, we were interrupted by unexpected visitors. At the most, we tend to only find three or four Monarch caterpillars on our milkweed. This year, there were close to twenty. And a month early, to boot! They ate all but four branches of my milkweed bush. (And made mountains of caterpillar…

Becoming a Haiku

Even as a child, I was fascinated with the concept of Haiku poetry.  It seemed madness to me to take something as free-flowing and abandoned as writing from the heart and applying such Draconian restrictions to it as 5 syllables followed by 7 syllables and ending with 5 syllables.  That’s it.  17 syllables to express the musings of…

It’s Nice to be Back

I won’t go into all the reasons as to why I’d stayed away.  Suffice it to say, the Church had always been my sanctuary from the world and then, last year, the world invaded my sanctuary.  And so, befuddled and incensed, I stayed away.             The reason I returned was simple.  The Church was finally pushing the world out…