Bears

Bears by Tom Anderson   According to a new CNN poll, seventy-three percent of Americans said that they were somewhat or very scared about the way things were going in the United States, even though they also said that things were going fine for themselves personally.  Think about that for a moment:  Seventy-three percent of…

Parents at the Threshold

Parents at the Threshold By Alison DeLong   My son’s first birthday was a joyous event this month.  Deserving equal celebration, my husband and I toasted our glasses, in a humble honoring, for surviving our first year as parents.  Stunned by the quick passage of time, I remembered last year’s pregnancy culminating in the monumentally…

Youth Quest

Youth Quest: Dreaming this World into Being by Steven Encinas   Coming down off the mountain, a fire of passion and personal power radiated from their eyes and smiles.  This brilliance was met by the morning sun that was simultaneously rising from the East.  Both sources of light danced together in the magic of dawn,…