Causes of Dangerous Winter Road Conditions

Winter can be a hazardous time to drive, depending on the region in which you operate your beloved vehicle. If you live in a region that tends to experience harsh conditions during winter, you would be well-served to pay close attention to what causes dangerous winter...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Hate-Filled Speech?

He read Gandhi and adopted Gandhi’s techniques for use by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He believed that peaceful protest, civil discourse, and man’s better nature would win the day and bring about change. He traveled something over six...

How to Write a Personal Narrative Essay

This is the story of my roadtrip from Alaska to Seattle. Friends, this sentence does not herald the beginning of a personal narrative essay. It is an appropriate beginning to a personal narrative, but we are talking about essays. An essay is a formal writing task with...

Stop Overlooking Dads

Today isn’t Father’s Day, but I wanted to share my thoughts on this day in relation to my feelings about dads in general. Why? Because I was reminded yesterday that it really bothers me when people dismiss dads. Here is an article I wrote a year or so ago:...

Earthquake in Indiana: A Commentary

In perusing news outlets this morning, it became clear that newsworthiness is entirely subjective. Not that this is news to most of us. Take, for instance, the Indiana earthquake this morning. Yes, there was a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Indiana this morning, with its...

Pro Bowl Roster Announced; Now Plan the Party

Men around the USA have wept for joy as football season thundered all around us. Many women are probably weeping too, perhaps some of them for joy as well? And now we get to see our favorite players make mincemeat of each other in the Pro Bowl. Could life get any...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series

Causes of Dangerous Winter Road Conditions