©2017 C. Henry Martens Well… as I am writing this another man has been accused of abusing women sexually. I am not writing this to make excuses for men. Far from it, I recognize how male behavior can be… Read moreGender and Sexual Misconduct – #metoo
©2017 Kari Carlisle It may be the year 2418, but the human condition hasn’t changed much. People still deal with personal problems like infidelity and with work problems like not being able to wear shorts to work. If Seth MacFarlane’s… Read moreThe Orville Flies
©2017 C. Henry Martens I LOVE pie. I mean… LOVE, love, love, pie. Perhaps I was born to love pastry, as it can be argued that my father was the first person to produce a commercially produced cake mix in… Read moreMaking a Good Pie: Does Marie Callendar Fit the Bill?
©2017 C. Henry Martens Is loyalty a good thing? I know people that are “loyal to a fault,” which means that they are “taking loyalty to an extreme; generally causing more harm than good.” Have you ever seen a parent… Read moreBlind Loyalty
©2016 Kari Carlisle There’s no shortage of advice out there – good and bad. And there’s no shortage of people willing to give it, including myself. I love to give advice because I’ve learned much of value in my life… Read moreThe Best Advice I Ever Got
©2016 C. Henry Martens Apocalypse Survival 101 Mental attitude Assess the situation Define the level of risk Questions that need to be asked Location, location, location Skill set Timing The realities in your support system Inventory of resources Odds versus… Read moreApocalypse Survival 101: Skill Set
©2016 C. Henry Martens I didn’t mean to become the oldest person in recorded history. It just happened. Much like I never planned to be faithful to my wife, it just happened. I think that sometimes planning ahead allows a… Read moreShort Story: A Most Unexpected Afterdeath
©2016 Kari Carlisle In case you haven’t heard, this is a very special year. This is the year the National Park Service turned 100 years old. It’s just a number, you say? True. It’s just a number. It really doesn’t… Read moreAmerica’s Best Idea
©2016 Kari Carlisle You love your pets, but when disaster strikes, will you be ready to care for them? A crisis can happen anytime, anywhere. If you have a 3-day power outage in the dead of winter or… Read moreHow to Keep Fifi and Fido Alive in the Apocalypse
©2016 Kari Carlisle A little boy cries uncontrollably abut people who are “being rude to the planet” by littering and turning forests into roads. He wishes he were an adult now so he could yell at people and maybe even… Read moreStop Being Rude to the Planet!