3:00 PM Aug 28, 2015
Throughout history, religion has played a significant role in shaping society and culture. When looking at a culture through the eyes of an archeologist, many times what we are left with are expressions of faith as interpreted by ecclesiastical architecture.
1:00 PM Aug 26, 2015
In my last column, I talked a bit about the benefits of marrying someone who is smarter than you. It sure has come in handy for me!
2:00 PM Aug 24, 2015
I've been thinking about death lately. Not of my own, but of some of my high school classmates.
2:01 PM Aug 21, 2015
Yes or no: All navigable surface waters are legally required to be protected or restored to drinkable, swimmable and fishable conditions?
2:44 PM Aug 20, 2015
Two years ago, my daughter rescued a puppy from a litter that was abandoned on the side of the road. My first thought was, do you really need another dog? After all, she already had a lab that was about 9 years old.
2:00 PM Aug 19, 2015
In the spring of 2015, Amy Sheele, health educator with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, approached the Loutit District Library staff and asked if the library would be interested in teaming up to present a free summertime food program for children age 18 and younger called Meet Up and Eat Up.
3:02 PM Aug 18, 2015
The last week of July, we took a family camping trip. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the beach, in the lake, watching sunsets and sitting around the campfire.
8:00 AM Aug 16, 2015
I was grateful to see the Rev. Justin Smith’s carefully thought-out response to my previous columns on homosexuality and same-sex relations. I would, however, like to respond to some of the points he raised.
3:02 PM Aug 14, 2015
Earlier this summer, tennis player Serena Williams won the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship. It was the fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament win for the world’s No. 1-ranked player, and was coined the “Serena Slam.”
4:00 PM Aug 13, 2015
The fall college semester begins in a few weeks, and as I have been getting ready and already answering students’ questions, it occurs to me that there has been a significant change in educational opportunities since I was an undergraduate decades ago.

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