This poem called “Questionnaire” by Wendell Berry should be required reading and then answered out loud in public by all politicians, candidates and voters. #5 is especially wrenching: QUESTIONNAIREby Wendell Berry How much poison are you willingto eat for the success of the freemarket and global trade? Pleasename your preferred poisons. For the sake of … Read moreQuestionnaire

The donkey

The donkey One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The farmer frantically thought what to do as the stricken animal cried out to be rescued. With no obvious solution, the farmer regretfully concluded that as the donkey was old, and as the well needed to be filled in anyway, he should give up … Read moreThe donkey

How to play the Glad Game

When I was a little girl my mother read me Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter. I still have that  original 1913 edition. Her story, and the philosophy of life it purveyed, affected me so deeply as a child that it molded the kind of person I am. Granted, my mother had the most influence on how … Read moreHow to play the Glad Game