Book Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese My rating: 5 of 5 stars This may be one of the most compelling stories I’ve ever read. The beauty and majesty of Verghese’s prose is astonishing. I’m shocked that it isn’t based upon real lives – since it captures the very essence of Shiva and Marion, identical twin …

Book Review: Calico Joe by John Grisham

Calico Joe by John Grisham My rating: 4 of 5 stars John Grisham never fails to deliver. Some of his work is better than others, but I was engrossed from the moment I devoured the first paragraph, possibly because I love baseball more than how well the book was written. Calico Joe, a baseball phenom, …

Book Review: Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Crazy Dangerous, written by Andrew Klavan took me by surprise. It’s a story about a 17-year-old preacher’s kid, who learns deeply and sometimes painfully about himself, bullies and mental illness. At first, I wondered if I’d gotten myself into a Young Adult book, as …

Book Review: Behemoth by Jonathan Leicht

Behemoth by Jonathan C. Leicht My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Title is Behemoth. Jonathan C. Leicht is the author. It’s Creation vs Evolution. In a famous game preserve in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, some of the Park’s animals turn up dead – killed in a fashion that doesn’t make sense to …

Inexpensive Wells!

Can you believe that one tiny organization has likely drilled more water wells than any other well-drilling organization in the world? Water For All, International (WFA), headquartered in San Angelo, TX (or others trained with this technology) has been responsible for 3,000 or more wells throughout the world over the past 20 years! Pioneered by …

Palo Diablo & A New Well!

This is a new well in a remote community – in a cattle field! We drilled to a depth of abut 55 meters (~165 feet). Just to the side – about 30 feet from the well stands a tree that  local bad guys use as a torture point, called “palo diablo” or “devil tree.”  The …

Uganda, Here We Come!

It’s finally here. We’ve been praying, planning, training, waiting, talking, learning and wondering. Now we’re finally heading out. Our departure date looks to be the first week of January, 2011. You’ll recall (or see from my previous few posts) that I was in Bolivia for two months this past summer, learning the nuances of – …