Ghana

Recently I read the book King Peggy which is the story of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of the impoverished fishing village of Otuam in the West African country of Ghana.  Not only was she the first female king of this village, but she discovers the dire reality: there’s no…

Moving

We have recently moved to a new town.  Here are my observations of moving: We have too much stuff. Even though we don’t have kids at home and don’t have extravagant hobbies, we have way too much stuff. A small number of additional hands multiplies the help. It shouldn’t take a move to tell people…

Through the Grate

In my grandparent’s farmhouse was a metal grate in the floor of an upstairs bedroom.   The only heat for the bedroom came from the kitchen directly below. One of our favorite things was to listen to the conversation through the grate. What I remember is that it was mostly about food and if the topic…

What’s Your Sign?

We went to the second installment of the Hunger Games, the movie entitled Catching Fire. This is a three book series that has now been made into movies. The storyline is gripping and in many ways shows how revolutions are created. An oppressive government has a competition where people fight until all but the winners…