The Walrus and the Carpenter

Part II of my three part series discussing the shift in charitable giving, the policies which affect it, and the organizations it impacts.  Consider this: according to the Internal Revenue Service, 152 million individual tax returns were filed in 2016. Of those filed, 40 million of them accounted for 80% of the dollars given to […]

Go Ask ALICE: Down the Rabbit Hole

Part I of my three part series on charitable giving, and the ways the government, the donors, and the recipients of gifts are changing their perspective. Meet A.L.I.C.E. No, not the Disney version of the blonde girl in the blue dress. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The acronym was created by The United Way as a result of […]

Remember When We Used to Smash Pumpkins?

My reflection on seeing The Smashing Pumpkins live in Indianapolis this summer. For three hours, The Smashing Pumpkins took the audience in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on a journey as epic as Mellon Collie ever was. It’s also worth pointing out most musicians these days can hardly fill an hour of play. So for a band of artists […]

Winter House: Chapter 8

Prairie had barely taken him a few yards into the woods when she stopped and became agitated. Looking over the forest floor, Henry expected to see a snake or other animal, but he found none. Briefly, he thought he smelled death again. The horse’s nervous demeanor held his attention though, and to avoid risk of being bucked off, he dismounted. He led Prairie forward until he found a small clearing.

The Garden Doth Giveth

Between taking care of the garden, summer business and harvesting the insane amount of produce we received, it’s been hard to share updates. So, here is a quick one. For the most part, I think I can safely say all that crazy work we put into sheet mulching our 700 sq. ft. garden space paid […]

Winter House: Chapter 7

“I too, agree with Enyeto. I have watched my nephew grow, and am excited for him to receive his vision and become a man. As much as I would like to be certain he is alright, I am reminded that we all had to experience this in our own time.” He motioned a hand around […]