May 26, 2017


WHY LET RACISM AFFECT YOU RACISM ISN’T ONLY AGAINST THE ONES YOU THINK I’m going to lay out for you the racism I have received, how it happened, who did it, what age I was at the time, how I may or may not have responded and how it never affected my thoughts about others.  […]


Gray Fox as Pets: the Basics

A fox as a pet, while still somewhat unusual, is an idea that is gaining popularity. Breeders have succeeded in domesticating these beautiful animals, resulting in a pet comparable to a dog or cat. Of the fox species that have been domesticated, one of the most overlooked is the gray fox. These high-energy pets are […]


Resurrecting the lifeblood of the Easter Myth

As Easter approaches, I am reminded of my two perennial childhood questions: why, does Christian mythology feature palm trees and deserts when my climatic experience featured snow, rain and deciduous vegetation? And why do Christians celebrate the death of a benign, gentle man with Easter eggs and images of vibrant, sensual life? Isn’t that just […]


Does your parents’ nursing home practice their religion?

Here are the shocking religious politics I uncovered while I volunteered at a dozen nursing homes last year, and what you can do to help counteract them so that your parents get the care they need and deserve. I am a born-again Christian. I hope any nursing home I end up in will support me […]


Commitment Issues

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Relationship 411

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Relationship 411Do you experience commitment issues? I am speaking of romantic commitment issues with women. Some men and women have these issues and they are not simply going to go away without clear communication. Clear communication is essential in any type of relationship especially those […]


Preventing Sunburn The Natural Way: Astaxanthin

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Natural Summer Health

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Natural Summer Health  I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun this summer because of a club my kids and I helped start. It’s kept us going on walking tours of museums and gardens outside, taken us strawberry picking, and we’ve taken part […]


Ivermectin, Stongid C2X or Egg Counts? Vet Opinions on Horse Deworming

Two vets give their opinion on the best way to deworm your horse. Both favor the fecal egg count and the Ivermectin/Moxedectin pastes. However, their worming schedules and approach for the pastes and the Strongid C2X daily wormer supplement differ.  Read them both and decide which works best for your horse. Why is Horse Deworming so important? There are over 150 different parasites poised to invade […]


Permanent Life Insurance? Level Term Beats Whole Life

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Ask an Adjuster Your Insurance Questions

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Ask an Adjuster Your Insurance QuestionsI handled 1099 exchanges for Executive Life Insurance for a year.* I calculated cash value and death benefit amounts vs rollover premium amounts. Level term beats whole life insurance, sometimes called permanent life insurance, dollar for dollar. A reader asks […]


Frozen Feeder Rodents vs. Live Prey

There has been a long, ongoing controversy among reptile enthusiasts regarding whether to feed their pets live prey or defrosted “Frozen Feeder Rodents.” [1] Many reptiles eat only rodents as their diet.  The size of the rodent is commensurate with the size of the reptile.  The smallest rodents are tiny newborn “pinky” mice, which are […]


How to Get Started Homeschooling

At some point, sometimes before you transfer your child to homeschooling and sometimes after, you have to figure out what it is you’re going to do in your homeschooling. There are loads of books and websites and conference sessions that can help you do this. But especially if you want or need to get going […]


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