Heroes and Hard Times

There's a certain breed of people who simply do whatever is necessary in tough times. They don't grumble or throw a pity party. For them, hard times might be unpleasant but they are certain that things will turn around - and they want to be a part of the solution. Sone may see them as … Continue reading Heroes and Hard Times

Heroin in the Heartland

I wrote this piece whe at the Bear River Writer's Conference in Northern Michigan. It was sponsored by the University of Michigan. It was a writing assigment from author and poet Thomas Lynch in response to a New York times Op Ed. Ryan was a clean, almost preppy kind-of-guy, who decided (for reasons we’ll never … Continue reading Heroin in the Heartland

Grumpy Preachers and PMS

GRUMPY PREACHERS & P.M.S. Probably the biggest faux pas of my professional ministry occurred the Monday that I forgot to have the church unlocked for the P.M.S. support group. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Actually, at the time people were just beginning to talk openly about the condition that is in … Continue reading Grumpy Preachers and PMS