The Common Good

LaVonne Neff

LaVonne Neff is an amateur theologian and cook; lover of language and travel; wife, mother, grandmother, godmother, dogmother; perpetual student, constant reader, and Christian contrarian. She blogs at Lively Dust and reviews books for various magazines.

Blog Posts by LaVonne Neff

Posted by LaVonne Neff 30 weeks 14 hours ago
One of this morning's headlines from Worldcrunch "While You Slept":"More Than A Third Of The World Is Obese Or Overweight"!Don't choke on your doughnut until you've looked at the statistics...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 35 weeks 2 days ago
"Unmarried moms are rarer in America than France, Sweden, New Zealand, the UK, or the Netherlands" screams yesterday's headline by Matthew Yglesias on vox.com."And honestly, it's no big deal,"...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 36 weeks 3 days ago
Twelve years ago we took our beloved Maltese dog, Moose, to the vet and came home without him. Moose was in the late stages of congestive heart failure, and many times each day he was wheezing and...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 1 year 7 weeks ago
Yes, President Obama said that if we like our health insurance, we can keep it. Yes, that turned out to be false for a few million people.Yes, the president chose his words poorly....
Posted by LaVonne Neff 1 year 8 weeks ago
Experienced as the Butlers were in suffering and loss, they were not prepared for the technologically enhanced torments of old age.Knocking on Heaven's Door tells what can happen when a person's...