It’s hard to say exactly what went on at the thousands of orphanages across India yesterday, but I’d be willing to bet that none of them celebrated Zombie Day the way we did at the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission. As part of our Summer Games, we...

In the west, we love to dream. We’re lucky that way. It’s a luxury most of the world can not afford. With our tummies full and our homes secure, the developed world can look beyond basic needs and take time to imagine. We teach our children...

Zimbabwe is a world away from America. Literally, it’s like A to Z. I doubt many Americans could find Zimbabwe on a map. I know I couldn't. Having looked it up, I’ll give you a clue. It’s in Africa. Any guesses? Aside from being landlocked (clue #2) and...

What can $12 buy? A movie and a medium popcorn? Half a tank of gas? Three Starbucks coffees? Not much, really. Twelve dollars is a cheap dinner. A T-shirt, maybe. A bad haircut. A month and a half of Netflix. But what if it could be much...

I feel a little bit like Johnny Appleseed these days. As the legend goes, back in the late 1790s, Johnny traveled around the country, planting trees and introducing apples to large parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It wasn’t a money maker, but John eventually...

Why do we do the things we do? The lives we live, the actions we take. What’s it all for? Are we all simply stars at the center of our own self-centered universes? Or is there something more going on, a deeper connected truth that none...

So there's this girl. Her name is Ruby and she lives in a small Maine town. She's ten years old, in the fourth grade. Her mother is a regular follower of this blog. Her Aunt Deb is one of my dear friends. Ruby is not so different...

How do you sell a book? And I’m not talking about a potential book that either has been written or is being written by a writer who hopes to have it published one day. I’m talking about a book already in the bookstores, with a world-class...

I read a story once that was trying to describe the Indian concept of time. It went like this: There is a great raven that carries a scarf in its beak, and this bird flies over the Himalayas once every one thousand years. How it lives...