On the morning of 9/11, I lay in bed swooning from the effects of chemo. The TV was on, and I found myself watching a live report that focused on the hijacking of a plane that seemed to be approaching the World Trade Center.
When Monsanto lobbied the government to sell them the property rights to seeds, they claimed the patents of such seeds as soy and corn. Since then, the market has become saturated with products derived from these crops.
The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill is a gothic, creepy, and weirdly topical novel about murder by mother, inspired by the true story of the death of the daughter of an aristocratic Irish family in 1892.
Our life, like our golf game, is constantly challenged by an ability to remain focused on the task at hand. The intrinsic beauty of golf and life, however, lies within the multitude of variables that constantly confront us.
My mother Edith Schaeffer herself was the greatest illustration of the divine beauty of paradox I've encountered. She was a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity.
Voltaire, the great enlightenment writer and philosopher, once said, "Nobody thinks of giving an immortal soul to a flea." Now, nearly 300 years later, the mass of accumulated scientific evidence suggests we may have to.