June 2017

With the coming of Spring, many of us find ourselves working in the yard and the garden.  Some find the work a necessary chore, while others see it as a relaxing escape from the pressures of life.  Gardens are as varied as the people who care for them.  Some have … Continue Reading

May 2017

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California in 1952, two and a half years after her parents immigrated from China.  Her first book, “The Joy Luck Club” (published in 1990) was on the New York Times best seller list for almost a year.  The book is a delightful mix of … Continue Reading

April 2017

Everything in life leaves its mark on the world.  A deer passing through the forest leaves a trail of broken branches and browsed bushes.  A rabbit living in your garden can be easily detected.  Homes with bicycles and skates in the driveway make the presence of children.  We cannot pass … Continue Reading

March 2017

It is often difficult to understand the relationship between the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible.  Many have a tough time finding the Gospel in O.T. with its heavy emphasis on the myriad of rules and regulations that cover nearly every aspect of life.  By the same token, … Continue Reading