Jefferson’s Diamonds

Jefferson’s Diamonds

As we turn our attention toward honoring American presidents during February, Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, comes to mind.  During his eight years in office as our 3rd president (1801-1809), Jefferson devoted regular,...
Grief Unobserved

Grief Unobserved

Some 50 years ago, C.S. Lewis published a slim volume entitled, A Grief Observed which chronicled his painful journey of loss following the death of his beloved wife, Joy. “There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me.  I find it hard to take in what...
There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

As a child, Joseph Calderon was homeless, living with his parents in their station wagon.  Hungry, they stopped for Kentucky Fried Chicken and discovered that they had only enough cash to feed, “little Joey”.  Joey’s father burst into the restaurant, hopped the...