Being Out of Place

by Tom Pappas In Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior, climate change nudged the monarch population that for millennia (as far as we know) has over-wintered in Mexico to inexplicably settle for the winter months in Appalachia. I cite this wonderful novel as an example...

Prayer for Travel Directions

by Angier Brock Christmas has turned into Epiphany. Churches that follow a liturgical calendar observe the shift in seasons on January 6, the day celebrating the arrival of the Magi at the manger. Everyone knows the story. They had made a long journey from the East,...

A New Year’s Resolution

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson I was thinking the other day about New Year’s resolutions. I’m not much of a fan, but it is hard not to get caught up in all the hoopla. Besides, who among us couldn’t come up with a few things we would like to improve on? Who wouldn’t like to...