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Why Muddy the Waters with “Why”

I know most, maybe even all of you have found yourself suddenly asking God or the Universe or Someone why this awful thing happened to you. There’s usually no good answer. Often, because we must have an answer, we accept some rationalization that down deep in our hearts we know […]

BENEFITS OF READING A BOOK 2

I “Googled” the benefits of reading a book and found this piece of bad news. “All aging humans will develop some degree of decline in cognitive capacity, usually in the following symptoms: forgetfulness, decreased ability to maintain focus and decreased problem solving skills” (www.lifeextension.com/Protocols/Neurological/Age-Related-Cognitive-Decline/Page-01). Fortunately, there is help and it […]

The Benefits of Reading

Dr. Seuss said about the benefits of reading, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” I did some Googling (used Google to research) about the benefits of reading and found some interesting facts that I’d like […]

An Excerpt from My Novel

I have written and published 2 novels, A River Bend and Through the Valley of the Shadow. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 10, “Help!”, Through the Valley of the Shadow. If you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can email me at douglasknight85@gmail.com or through Amazon.com. If you live […]

Boxing or Sparring or War?

   Definition “Sparring is a form of training common to many combat sports. Although the precise form varies, it is essentially relatively ‘free-form’ fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to make injuries unlikely. By extension, argumentative debate is sometimes called ‘verbal sparring’.“ I start with the definition from Wikipedia […]

I Needed It

THE INCIDENT  “You don’t know me,” he says. His words cut like a knife. His face displays the pain and anguish behind the words causing my heart that I thought could not hurt any more to ache deeper. I can’t cry. We’re in a public place and I don’t like […]