Autumn Storm (A Short Story)

(Concerning Grandpa Evens and Chick Evens, Autumn of 1962) A cloud covered a part of the diminishing autumn sun-it was near evening (twilight an hour away), and Chick stepped into the backyard. The yard had been racked and the fall leaves blew all about. Chick stopped and picked up an old iron rake, as the…

Solar Energy In The Home

I was going to call this article "solar heating in the home" but then I realized that I would be perpetuating the myth that heating is a primary use for solar energy and so I changed my mind. The reason solar energy is not hugely useful for heating the home is common sense really. In…

Yes, You Can Afford a Food Storage Plan

So you think you can’t afford to have food storage and still feed your family on a day-to-day basis. Well, you can – and I’m going to tell you how to do it. Start with an inventory of your cupboards and pantry. Take a notepad and write general headings such as “canned goods, meats, frozen…

Sweet Sixteen Party Traditions

A Closer Look at Sweet Sixteen Party Traditions A sweet sixteen party is the perfect time for traditions. Maybe you have some that have been passed down through your family, or maybe you are looking for new traditions to start. For a bit of history, the term sweet sixteen has been in use at least…

Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Oxford street seemed to get longer and hotter every time Jesse exited another shop. This time, outside John Lewis she leant against the doorway and gazed into the distance. Surely she was not running out of shops? She sighed and prepared herself to start the hunt again. Dizziness stopped her in her tracks and she…