“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

Published 2017 ~ 600 pages No Mystery I like mysteries. I like stories in which there are problems to solve, clues to unravel, and things to figure out. However, if I am reading a mystery, I don’t like to be kept waiting about what the mystery is. I like to know right away what theContinue reading ““Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng”

Babel of the Tower

August 2020             And it came to pass that the inhabitants of the earth decided to build a tower in order to make a name for themselves. The Lord came down to see the tower, which the sons of men had built.              And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all haveContinue reading “Babel of the Tower”

A City of Two Tales

August 2020 To humans, these tide pools are rocks, pebbles, and puddles of water. But to the little critters than inhabit them, they are mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes. However, the sky above looks the same from either perspective. People can look at the world and see different things. They tell two different storiesContinue reading “A City of Two Tales”

Throne of Games

June 2022 This is the state capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is similar in appearance to other state capitols – even the national capitol building in Washington, D. C. I think capitol buildings are also similar in content, by what goes on inside. When I look at a building like this, IContinue reading “Throne of Games”

The War of Winds

Memorial Day There is a house in my neighborhood that flies six flags, including the American flag. The other flags sport political statements and symbols – not a flower or puppy in sight. (My gut tells me to steer clear of this house.) People do that – fly flags, I mean. The American flag isContinue reading “The War of Winds”

The Wrath of Grapes

Clouds Over the Vineyard The sticker in the window stated “My Governor is an Idiot.” Sheesh! What kind of person puts that on display? What thoughts and feelings prompted someone to make that sticker, another person to sell it, and another person to buy it? I mean, what the hey? I guess there is nothingContinue reading “The Wrath of Grapes”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Telling Stories

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel. Jesus ~ Mark 1:4 Repent: Change your way of thinking. Gospel: The Good News, the best news ever. This is the secret of good storytelling: to lie, but toContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Telling Stories”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt

Among the forces which sweep and play through the universe, untutored man is but a wisp in the wind. Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer guided by reason; scarcely human, in that it is not yet guided by reason. Theodore Dreiser ~ Sister Carrie IfContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Productivity Crochet is a great way to sit back and think and still look productive. One of the rules of society – including the commune – was that when someone attempts to sit and think, a task with their name on it magically appears. FortunatelyContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important”