I promise to never take breathing for granted again!

I did some whitewater rafting yesterday.

I went with a team of Boy Scouts. They were strong, and precise. We had a cracker jack team, and we were rowing like synchronized swimmers.

I was starboard lead, so I had a pretty good view.

The guide was obviously experienced, a bit cocky (they all...Read More »

I've been joyfully ruining Christmas... for nearly 30 years

My family has learned to accept me as a bit off-grain.  I love learning, but always take an alternate approach when one is available, and sometimes explore ideas by playing the Devil’s advocate.   Christmas is no exception. 

In 1988 I discovered an article by a scholar named Kenneth E. Bailey....Read More »