Witch Duck

Summary Stories of witchcraft and accusations of the practice of sorcery revolved around either a primitive tribal culture or power in the hands of one or a few religious leaders who believed, or were duped into believing, that witches were among the populace. Yet, often overlooked, is the human nature of how some people will…

The Arrowhead

Summary In the late summer of 1970, I reported to high school in an upstate South Carolina town that was unknown to me. My father had taken a new job there. The town, the people, and even the climate was different from the part of the state where I had lived most of my childhood.…

Mom, Dad, I’m Home!

Summary Millions of parents of the generation known as Millennials (born between 1980s and 2000) have heard that from their grown children who have graduated from college and (for financial reasons) have returned home to live with them for awhile. Many Millennials cannot find any work that will provide them with a salary that will…

Retire to Where?

Summary Some people equate retirement as their final chance to escape from where they live now. Other people plan to leave, but are not running from some place. They have methodically planned to relocate to a specific new place that appeals to them. Perhaps they wish to live close to a relative, or to be…

The Relationship

Summary Relationships are bonds of familiarity formed between lovers, family, friends, and between people who are associated through work, membership, or tribal affiliation. Shared core values or beliefs are often central to the bonds that people form with each other. A human sometimes experiences an immediate attraction to another human. Have you found your soul…

Pondicherry, India

Summary Pondicherry, India is a destination to the past as well as the present. Located on India’s Coromandel Coast, Pondicherry celebrates its French Colonial history, blends it with the local Tamil culture, and fills the senses of visitors with a rich and varied heritage blended with grace and hospitality. Such a place tempts the theme…

Can Excellence Co-Exist with Equality

Summary Democratic governments of nations throughout the world are establishing new laws that mandate benefits to all people that they govern. The cost of these new benefits is borne by a mixture of industry that can be taxed in those nations, taxes from the citizens themselves, and increasingly, unpaid debt that is passed to future…