W.W.H.P.D?: What Would Harry Potter Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Of all the battles Harry Potter faces, one is paramount. Not his conflict with Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, the Dementors, the sweetly evil Dolores Umbridge, not even with Him-Who Must-Not-be-Named, Lord Voldemort. Rather...

A Postcard from the Pacific Rim: Maui, Hawaii

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy 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...

Is God a Control Freak?

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy 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...

How to Know if You're a Control Freak

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott 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 desert floor. Some observant...

Extreme Encounters

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy 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...

Harry Potter and the Kingdom of God

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Poor Harry. His parents were mysteriously murdered; now he lives in a nondescript time and place in England with the Dursleys, his dreary, selfish, muggle (non-magic) aunt and uncle and piggish cousin; he is...