Truth Stumbles in the Streets

In January 1975, I was a passenger in a multi-vehicle accident on an ice covered bridge in heavy fog near Knoxville, TN. The uninjured grabbed everything we could to flag oncoming traffic to stop. Tragically, we could not get everyone’s attention. Ignoring the fact that the bridge was covered in ice cost several people their …

The Republic of Plato: A Review

About a month ago I read that a classical education indoctrinates a student into Socialism. If The Republic of Plato is held up as the goal of classical education then that is certainly true. Plato's completely man-centered "ideal society" could very well be the government of the Anti-Christ. With the idea that you keep your …

So, What Is a Book Review Anyway?

The last book review I did brought up some interesting questions about a book review. Book reviews are different from most other forms of writing in several ways. First, whether a book review is printed in a print magazine, newspaper or electronically in a blog or on facebook, the first few lines will be printed …

Conceived in the Mind

Welcome once again to our Guest Blogger, Author Joana James. You’ll find that the longer the mind contemplates sin, the easier it is to get past your misgivings and do it. Lesson: Renew your mind quickly! I often wonder how serial killers, rapists, pedophiles and other unsavory characters find the gall within themselves to commit …

Through the Windshield 1

More or less random thoughts as I drive across America. I am an Over The Road truck driver. My wife, Mary, rides with me. We traveled through the lower 48 in 6 months. We have also traveled through all the lower Canadian provinces from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia, except for Saskatchewan, up to Edmonton. …

Guest Post by Evelyn Puerto: We Can’t Just Swim Through Life Like a Fish

We are privileged today to host Evelyn Puerto on our blog. She contacted us by email and offered us this article, and we are so glad she did. “I don’t ever want to go back to school. I can’t go back there!” How many of us have heard our children make the same complaint? How …

War And Peace: A Book Review

If you search for a book, you might go to a library or a bookstore. You might be looking for a magazine or newspaper, or even searching online for an ebook. As you search, you will find that modern fiction dominates. In some places, such as used bookstores, you will find hundreds of fiction books …

Review of Sweet Love by Amy McGuire

  Anjaline was born in Quito, Ecuador. That’s what drew me to the book, because I worked with a sweet young woman who came from Ecuador. We became good friends. From a festival of fruit and flowers Anjaline is pulled away to British Columbia by her stepfather’s work. Anjaline reacts in typical teenage fashion, storming …

Twenty-Four Titles by Findley Family Video

Findley Family Video now has 24 Titles to offer readers in the e-book realm. Another author I told that to responded by saying "Holy Moley," and called us "Prolific." Perhaps I should explain. We have decided to give readers a taste of some of our longer works, excerpts at a lower price so you can …

Pinterest Is My New Interest

  I have only "discovered" Pinterest within about the last month. Previously, I knew that non-writing friends, especially females, gushed about it. Sometimes I ignore what females gush about because it usually has to do with shopping and I dislike shopping. One friend said she couldn't believe I would be on Pinterest. But several author …

Some Realities of Owning a Business

  One night while we were in a motel, the truck parked next to ours was stolen. We awoke the next morning with police in the lobby. Our room TV had a channel where we could watch the security camera feed. The camera repeatedly showed the evening before, when two men drove a car into …

Not Who to Vote for, but WHAT to Vote For

The Constitution of the United States is the political standard for America. It is written in English. It is not a living document. The words mean what they say. The basis for interpreting the Constitution are the Articles of Confederation, the original state Constitutions, the comments of the original colonies as they debated ratification of …