The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

Tomorrow, attend a lecture at the local university given by a Methodist preacher and doctor of divinity from England who researches Temple Theology, because we still have freedom of religion. Teach my sons history as part of our homeschooling, because the home is still sacred and the center of all worthwhile learning. Purchase online some … Continue reading The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

Five steps to surviving a termite infestation and the 2016 Presidential Election

First, termites. Because they’re more pleasant. Some years ago our family was staying temporarily in an older townhouse in South Carolina. On a sweltering July afternoon, my husband Dave and I were evaluating the paneling on the screened back porch. “It’s rotting,” Dave noticed, and he tugged on a brittle board. “I think we should … Continue reading Five steps to surviving a termite infestation and the 2016 Presidential Election

America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

There are revolutions happening all around us in America, but we don't always recognize them. But once we do, we realize we can be part of them. If we dare. Most of these revolutions arise from breaking with the status quo of our ancestors. And not just talking about change, but actually being part of … Continue reading America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge

In America I feel like we’re facing an election of bullies. Having to choose a president from among the name-callers, threat-issuers, and truth-manglers is like being offered, for our last meal, something from the dumpster behind a toxic waste disposal company. We’re increasingly becoming a nation of whining children, reluctant to take responsibility for our … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge

Leader-servants and presidential candidates

When someone requires service, it’s fascinating to see who steps up to provide it. Quite often, it’s not who you’d expect. Some years ago my husband and I were in charge of setting up and serving Christmas dinner for our ward (church group, congregation). We anticipated a good turnout, about 150 people, both members and … Continue reading Leader-servants and presidential candidates

Please tell me Perrin and I aren’t the only ones skeptical about politics

I have to confess that with the election season already upon us, and with more than a full year to go, I'm already sharing Perrin's skepticism about politics: I may go into hiding for the next 13 months. I'm still suffering from lingering trauma caused by the 2012, and I just can't go through it … Continue reading Please tell me Perrin and I aren’t the only ones skeptical about politics