As June comes to a close, we are officially underway in summertime raptures. To celebrate, here is the song for the month. I originally considered a tune titled “I Wish It Would Rain”, but given all the storms we’ve had so far this year (at least in my area) that didn’t seem appropriate. So instead, … More Song: Purple Clouds
A common trope in Western fiction is the tale of the Easterner coming West and passing through a crucible to grow into a better person. That plot point is the crux of Zane Grey’s The Hash Knife Outfit. In a previous book (which I haven’t read), young Jim comes West to live with his Uncle who … More Growing Through Trials with ‘The Hash Knife Outfit’
Happy Father’s Day weekend, everyone! I probably should’ve saved the previous post for this week, but ah well. You’re probably busy anyway, so why not read a semi-short story? This is the climactic adventure under the College-Time Mysteries banner, meaning there won’t be any new stories like this one for a while. But never fear! … More Story: Can You Pass the Final Exam?
This is another post in an on-going series that examines the different challenges that come with parenting. To read the previous entry, click here. There are a number of select parenting issues that can quickly bring a firestorm down on someone’s unsuspecting head. Vaccines is the big one in the news right now. But another, … More Parental Perspective: Discipline Decisions
Today’s generation is trying hard to make sense of our cultural past. Ideals and actions taken for granted 100 years ago are re-examined in modern times from a different–often negative–perspective. We want to point out the moral failings of previous generations and note all the horrible instances of our collective past. Why is this such … More Coming to Grips with Colonialism in ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’