The Devil in Bank Number Seven: A True Story

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” The title of this book and the above quote on the cover led me to believe that this was going to be a true story similar to “The Amityville Horror” and other “true stories” of demons and possession. I was […]

Plants as a metaphor for change

David Bowie wrote a song about it. Barnes and Noble has numerous books on the subject. And Netflix has at least thirty movies that promise you’ll make it after you watch them. What theme do a musician, a bookseller, and a streaming service have in common? Exchange. I have heard […]

Make gratitude your attitude

Zig Ziglar said, “The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude.” He also said, “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” As a new violin student in high school […]

The main home renovation mistakes

Proper home renovations can add money on resale. But home renovations can be expensive. How do you know which renovations will return that cash when you sell? Seasoned real estate agents and contractors know the answer to this question, so I asked them. “Cost overruns are common,” said one contractor. […]

The Mark Devon Bennett Story

Mark grew up to be a great figure of man and person. By the time he finished high school, he had started his path to becoming an auto mechanic. By the time he was 41, he had a solid career as a mechanic and had been a successful bodybuilder and […]

The Dawn of American Literature

Let’s talk about American literature today. It is one of my favorite subjects. American literature has several aspects. Form complicated but valid points of view. Several races are described, but not just one of them can be studied. There are whites, Irish, British and Jews. All of them are born […]