Life and Such
This meme showed up on Facebook the other day, and it really got me thinking. Why is it that America houses refugees but never produces them? The worst crisis to hit this country was the Great Depression. Poverty soared. Crops died. The Dust Bowl left people starving. Yet no one left … The country, that […]
We’re all painfully aware, I think, of the obesity problem in America. Most of us live with it daily. When it seems like everyone is so health conscious, why are so many of us struggling with this issue? Abundance. We live in a culture that is simply awash with food. It comes so easily to […]
My friend Jim created this illustration right after Sept. 11, 2001. Jim died two weeks ago today. Jeff Adams has a moving meditation and prayer on his Facebook page today.
While it’s true that listening to A Dance with Dragons inspired the title, it has nothing to do with this post. Rather it’s Marissa Meyer’s upcoming release Winter that inspired the topic. For those not familiar with the Lunar Chronicles series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, and Winter, they’re futuristic retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, […]
Since becoming a full-time freelancer in 2011, I’ve been teaching at writers conferences, which means I’ve done a lot more travel than I did when I worked for the newspaper. In the last couple of years I’ve flown to St. Louis, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin, and, most recently, Grand Rapids. Next week I’ll be off […]