A House Not Lived In

Everywhere you look today you will find positive references to environmentalism. It is taken for granted that amongst the greatest virtues is a concern for “Mother Earth.” Terms like “eco-friendly”, “carbon-neutral”, “bio-degradable”, and – most poignant – “sustainable” are found on packaging, magazines, billboards, business plans, car fenders, posters and trash trucks. Our culture likes…

The Economic Square Dance

Have you ever danced a western-style square dance with a caller barking out instructions? I never have (mostly because I am absolutely certain that with my lack of rhythm I would make things dangerous for the other dancers), but I have watched it a couple of times and am always amazed that the dancers can…