A Postcard from the Pacific Rim: Maui, Hawaii

By Brendan Scott and Eugene C. Scott Expectations. Most times what we expect to happen trips us up and gets in the way of seeing and experiencing the more oblique, twisted, fun, real side of life. For example on a trip to Maui one would expect a sunburn, sand between...

Is God a Control Freak?

By Eugene C. Scott There have been times when life has been completely out of control. And there seemed nothing anyone could do to change it, fix it, or stop it. Even God. It was as if my life were a passenger jet first wobbling, then looping and finally plummeting...

How to Know if You're a Control Freak

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1RHmSm36aE] Several thousand years ago dung beetles enjoyed god-like status. They earned this high honor by toiling day-long collecting balls of dung between their tiny horns and rolling them across the hot...

Extreme Encounters

By Eugene C. Scott Sitting on a rooftop, years ago, a fellow carpenter and I marveled at the wild Colorado sky. Gray, purple, white, and silver clouds mingled on the blue horizon. Distant bolts of lightning spiked out of the clouds grabbing the plains and pulling the...