4:16 PM Dec 5, 2014
Words matter. Mark Twain famously said that the difference between two words, the right one and the almost right one, is "the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."
2:07 PM Dec 4, 2014
For many years, my older daughters, Natalie and Hillary, would spend the night at my house on Christmas Eve with Amy and I and my younger daughters, Evien and Maggie. The older girls would climb into Evien's bed, and Evien would hop into Maggie's bed.
12:46 PM Dec 3, 2014
Like many of you, I am disgusted with all the TV ads using Christmas to make a profit for products.
2:42 PM Dec 2, 2014
Forty-five percent of the American population dreads the Christmas season. For us, it’s most certainly not the most wonderful time of the year — it’s not even a blue Christmas. It’s more like a blue season.
4:00 PM Nov 28, 2014
As the year’s end draws closer and winter approaches, making preparations for another holiday season occupies much of our time.
2:56 PM Nov 26, 2014
What was life like before most of us owned cellphones?
12:31 PM Nov 25, 2014
I told a new friend of mine that I only volunteer to do stuff I love to do. I don't want to be on the PTA or the Finance Commission. I don't want to drive shut-ins around on bad roads.
3:00 PM Nov 21, 2014
A hotly contested gubernatorial campaign is over — and, judging by voter turnout, Michiganders are looking for a little bit of inspiration as their new and returning leaders get to work.
2:45 PM Nov 20, 2014
November 3-10 was declared “College Week,” according to the representatives of Grand Rapids Public Schools that I recently saw interviewed on WOOD-TV.
4:16 PM Nov 19, 2014
"Hubris" is defined by the American College Dictionary as "insolence or wanton violence stemming from excessive pride." That about sums up the present state of college football.

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