2:00 PM Jul 9, 2015
A few weeks ago I had some time to myself, and I decided to head to the Lake Street Beach on Spring Lake to sit with an iced tea, look at the lake, and read a book.
3:00 PM Jul 8, 2015
As some of you may know, I love history. I also love a good story. And I have found out that some of the best stories involve history and history makers.
12:00 PM Jul 7, 2015
My Hemingway obsession began in high school when my English class was assigned his short story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” and flourished in a college literature survey class, where I read “The Sun Also Rises” and learned about the Hemingway Hero and the Hemingway Code.
2:01 PM Jul 3, 2015
What makes us take one side of a moral argument over another? Some would say their choices are based on reason and objectivity.
3:00 PM Jul 2, 2015
This summer, my daughter, Evien, and I decided to ride bikes together. This has been such a unique bonding experience for both of us that I asked her to help with my column this month.
3:00 PM Jul 1, 2015
One of my professors in graduate school, Martin Marty, once said in class that the biblical doctrine of sin is the most empirically proven of all religious doctrines — "just look at all the evil in our world."
2:52 PM Jun 26, 2015
The summer season is upon us and many rejoice in returning to the outdoor activities that were missed during the winter months. Our streets and beaches are starting to flood with local residents and visiting vacationers alike, but sunbathing and swimming aren’t the only ways to enjoy the waterfront and gorgeous weather this season.
2:56 PM Jun 25, 2015
A very sad thing happened last week. You’ve read all about it, you’ve formed your opinions even before all of the facts are known.
4:00 PM Jun 24, 2015
“Can we all just get along?” — Rodney King
3:00 PM Jun 23, 2015
Do children still learn the little ditty “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”?