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If ever there was a time when a book like this was needed, it is now. These days of identity politics, race hatreds, religious violence and simple intolerance for ideas with which we disagree is becoming less savoury by the day. Choosing Civility was published in 2003, long before the current nastiness got underway. But sadly, the fact that the … continue…
Years ago my Mom and Dad had a dream of owning a bed & breakfast as part of their retirement plan. They bought an old house in a small town situated on a country highway between two large cities. The idea was to have a stopover for travelers between the cities as well as those on summer vacation. We spend … continue…
Take 2 minutes and simply be here. See if you can feel the warmth of the sunshine, smell the freshness of the air, see the expanse of the sky above and the lake below. In the midst of all the busy-ness to which we subject ourselves, the ability to retreat into an imagined paradise for even 2 minutes can ease … continue…