Bees, Quail Disappear While Ticks Spread

The rabbit fit into the palm of my hand. It was stunned when I took it from the soft mouth of my Labrador Retriever; it invited rescue. I can recall other wild things that I have rescued, some reluctantly. Snakes lead the list. But this tiny bunny was right out of a...

Are There Answers?

Easter week in my faith tradition—Christianity—is rich with questions and necessary introspection. Jesus Christ is tortured, crucified, and resurrected. Power, the human intoxicant prevailed, at least until “the stone was moved back.” A more intense human drama,...

Does Choice Appeal to You?

Choice! It is simply hard to fathom a richly layered life without it. I can imagine some would enjoy always having to choose from no more than two alternatives, but not me. Indeed we have laws that lean hard against monopoly (a single provider), duopoly (two...

Awaken to Woke

“Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real.” Thomas Merton Or, to put it another way: camera on: artificial; camera off: possibility. At least possibility can yield to humility and the real self. We are now in the “Woke” era. Woke, in part, is defined as...

Are Democrat Leaders Nuts?

Striping away any veneer that might still cling, politics is now overwhelmed by emotion, completely. The national government is in charge of over $4 Trillion dollars (much of it funded by debt) in annual expenditures and many services that touch our lives daily. It is...

AOC as Superwoman

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is everywhere; it is as if she found a phone booth (doubt they exist anymore) and then reappeared as Superwoman. AOC seems to be the leading advocate for the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and the provocateur who caused Amazon to...