What Now?


I’m losing my shit with cabin fever and the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. I call out to God, “What do I do now?” “God answers, “Go to Ace Hardware with your wife. They have Clorox Wipes in stock.” This isn’t the answer I expected to my existential question. It is, however, the general trendContinue reading “What Now?”

Why Things Are This Way


A Simple Reflection On Our Situation Some people are saying this is “the end of days” as prophesied in the bible. I don’t believe it, but I have a great big question. Why is the good work of so many good people NOT creating a better world? There are millions upon millions of courageous, charitable,Continue reading “Why Things Are This Way”

Where Is My Playground?


Where is my playground now? I want to romp in sunlit fields. Like I did when I was younger. But there are no open fields now like there were then. Now there is more uncertainty than ever before. They say we need faith and hope, but we need more than that. We need a tangibleContinue reading “Where Is My Playground?”

Beautiful Dreamer


My first thoughts as a twenty-five-year-old are of my wife and daughter.  Will I ever meet my loyal and devoted wife, Bonnie?  If I do, will we have our precious daughter, Danielle?  As I contemplate these disturbing eventualities, the phone rings. 

Something Different This Way Comes*


  A year after writing Scarlet Ambrosia, I see the story through a different pair of eyes.  At the core of the novel is a young man’s struggle with darkness and light.  The vampire archetype, I now realize, is a metaphor for my heart’s dream to realize its divine nature.  The supernatural powers and turboContinue reading “Something Different This Way Comes*”

The Problems of This World Including Coffee Machines


For the past two years, I’ve been trying to find an upscale coffee maker to replace my old, reliable, cheap Mr. Coffee. I am in search of a more aesthetically pleasing machine that makes better coffee.

Same Old Strategy In Syria


Why is President Obama determined to attack Syria when the rest of the world is reluctant to do so? It is troubling that our President is hell-bent on making the same mistake that previous administrations have made by involving the United States in situations where we don’t belong. It is ironic that this President promised toContinue reading “Same Old Strategy In Syria”

Peace on the Inside–Introducing Peace Education in a Pennsyvannia Jail


Guest-blogger Chip Presendofer provides us with a unique perspective on the steps he and a dedicated group of individuals have taken to launch a Peace Education Program in Berks County Jail, Pennsylvania. Volunteers like Chip and his team are introducing The Peace Education Program in prisons, colleges, universities, civic groups, hospices, and other institutions aroundContinue reading “Peace on the Inside–Introducing Peace Education in a Pennsyvannia Jail”

Can We Make Fewer Babies?


All this talk about overpopulation is finally beginning to hit home. Lately, it seems like almost everywhere I go, hordes of people come crawling out of the woodwork. It’s really becoming annoying. Take, for example, a trip to the mall. You have to use a slide rule to calculate the ideal time to go, toContinue reading “Can We Make Fewer Babies?”

Voir Dire and the Hydrogen Bomb


Nobody likes it. I am no exception. We’re talking about jury duty, of course. I kept trying to forget the impending date, but something kept reminding me, like, the Jury Summons itself sitting in a corner of the bedroom on my desk.