J. Davy Crockett III | Tomorrow's World

J. Davy Crockett III

In Search of Peace of Mind

Sunrise over green fields

In the “winter of despair,” where can we find a “spring of hope”?

The Power of Utterance

“Rights! We demand our rights!” is a cry often heard in these tumultuous times. Citizens do have rights in the United States of America not found in many nations around the world.

Remember the Plow

The importance of growing food and fiber for a burgeoning population is often lost on city and suburb-dwellers. Yet, as troubled times bring rising food costs and commodity shortages, people may focus more attention on the details of production, processing, and distribution of basic agricultural necessities, including vegetable produce, poultry, cattle, and dairy products. It all starts with the soil, which must be tilled and cultivated to bring a successful harvest.

A Disastrous Season of Discontent

Smell the smoke? Hear the pop-pop-pop of gunshots? Is that the wailing, grieving parents surveying a bloody scene? Is that the sound of breaking glass? Do you hear sirens of first responders and law enforcement? That must be the chants of protestors you hear along with the smell of tear gas. The summer sounds of tree frogs, crickets, and night creatures have been drowned out by the elements of an incredible crime wave in many cities in America. Or is it Paris or Barcelona or some other urban area in the world where violent civil unrest has become commonplace?

"If It Was Easy..."

There were five kids in my blended family, growing up during the 1950s, and my stepfather was a genius at keeping all of us busy. As kids, we were allowed to play, but first, there was a myriad of chores and maintenance projects that kept us busy doing productive things. The usual chores, like regularly mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and raking leaves, over time grew into adding an extra room to our house, painting the house, stripping hardwood floors for waxing, and painting and hanging wallpaper in an upstairs apartment. All this industry did not go unnoticed.