Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Saddest Words

This traveling month I’ve heard words that tasted delicious: In Ohio, “I’m having another baby!” In California, “You are courageous!” In Maryland, “You are such a good friend!” In West Virginia, “Thank you for coming so far!” I’ve experienced things … Continue reading

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Two Americas: Local vs “Chain”ed

Two Americas are on display here in Ripley, West Virginia, population 3,252. By Interstate 77, on the fringe of town, you can experience “Chain”ed America, and in the old part of town you find Local America. My Quality Inn overlooks … Continue reading

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Disappearing Babies

The value of babies is plummeting in the West and on the Pacific Rim. Multiple children have become a liability, a social sign of failure, and an impediment to hope. When life centers on self, babies disappear. In Germany, urban … Continue reading

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