Depleting the Oceans

by John HumphreysIn a marvelous piece of writing, Michael Colebrook writes, "There is something about the sea which both attracts and frightens us. In God's rebuke to Job, God uses the sea as the first example of the limitations of human understanding and abilities."Photo by David PoeJob 38:4-11Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what … [Read more...]

Replacing Pears with Native Oaks

by John HumphreysIt was an easy winter in the North-East. A few minor snowfalls " an inch or so " and tons of sunny days. And we have entered spring with some marvelous weather too.But we were dreading what winter might have in store when, last October 29th, an ice storm of great ferocity came through, tearing down trees right, left, and center. Our prettiest trees, two Bradford Pears that had been planted when the house was first built, were literally rent limb from limb, to make the … [Read more...]