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Many years ago our children were fascinated by a book entitled “Paddle-to-the-Sea” by Holling Clancy Holling. It told the story of an Indian boy who carved a little canoe with a figure inside and named it Paddle-to-the-Sea. In the story the canoe takes a journey in text and pictures from the Canadian wilderness north of Lake … Continue reading Plastic to the Sea
Earlier this month a young man I knew died under mysterious circumstances. A family member found him unresponsive in his bedroom one morning and called 911. Investigating officers suspected a drug overdose. The young man’s family was overcome by grief and shock. He was not a known drug abuser. At 29 years of age, he … Continue reading A Mysterious Death
Now that the 2018 general election is in Missouri’s history books, it’s time for a report on the doorknockers’ adventures. What better way to know what’s on the mind of the voters than to go door-to-door in behalf of a candidate, meet your neighbors face-to-face, and discuss politics. There’s no better lesson in democracy. What … Continue reading The Doorknockers’ Adventures
During Ulysses Grant’s scandalous presidency, a Republican senator from Iowa, James Grimes, called his own party “the most corrupt and debauched political party that ever existed.” The political events of 2018 could lead one to the same conclusion: The GOP, once the “Grand Old Party,” has become the “Party of Corrupters.” Five examples–with direct ties … Continue reading From Grand to Corrupt–Republican Shame