12:00 PM May 26, 2015
While living in Grand Rapids in the early 1980’s I worked with a black woman who moved to Michigan from the deep south.
12:00 PM May 22, 2015
Have you ever bought a new computer or cell phone and then found out that a newer version was released the next week? With the rate of change in technology nowadays, it is difficult for anyone except the most dedicated tech fans to keep up.
12:00 PM May 21, 2015
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas and great grandmas out there! It was quite a soaker that weekend.
2:00 PM May 20, 2015
As we have seen recently in Baltimore and other places, many of our inner cities are filled with abandoned buildings, high poverty rates, lousy school systems and very high unemployment, especially for young black males.
12:00 PM May 19, 2015
I just came to the realization the other day that I am getting old.
2:01 PM May 15, 2015
Much has been said about public land in the past few weeks, and Michigan United Conservation Clubs has been at the center of it.
2:43 PM May 14, 2015
The words patience and persistence may seem to be conflicting, as if you can’t practice both at the same time. But, in fact, they are compatible, as I’ve learned again recently.
12:00 PM May 13, 2015
Shortly after I took over as managing editor of the Grand Haven Tribune, I was sent to a newspaper editors’ conference in Washington, D.C.
2:00 PM May 12, 2015
Just recently, I watched the film “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. I was with a group of my peers, and we thought it would be great fun to make our own individual bucket lists and compare them after we had all completed them.
1:02 PM May 8, 2015
“Waking up the garden” is something I look forward to every spring. Brushing away the broken twigs, leaves and brambles to see the tiny miraculous sprouts always brings me great joy.

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