The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is an idea that has been thought about and studied since the 1800's by both scientists and science fiction writers.  The Butterfly Effect describes a very small effect, such as a butterfly flapping its wings in one place, which in later developments causes a hurricane half way around the world. People who... Continue Reading →

The Condition Is Hopeless

On August 5, 2010, 33 miners were trapped 2,000 feet below ground at the San Jose mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Seventeen days passed without any contact with the surface. In darkness. Without fresh air. Without the sun. Without friends and family. Without fresh food. On the surface, rescuers were giving the miners a 2%... Continue Reading →

Alert, alert!

 A recent, local radio program gave listeners information about a local emergency alert system.  The free service provides residents information that could be helpful in the event of weather, health, public safety, and other emergencies. Our local paper reported in May that only about 1500 residents had signed up for the service.  This is a... Continue Reading →

Discouragement Is A Bacteria

Discouragement is a bacteria That lives microscopically On the door knobs of our lives And infects hosts opportunistically. Discouragement lives in a colony Dormant without a reason Wanting to spring to action Waiting for a time to spread its poison. Discouragement loves dark shrouded places Where light cannot approach it Nor a ray of hope... Continue Reading →

Great is Diana!

Ephesus was a city in ancient Turkey, and it was the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a colossal temple to the goddess Diana, also called Artemis. Having a temple to one of the gods in your town was like being near Yosemite or the Eiffel Tower.  People flock to... Continue Reading →

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