2:00 PM Apr 1, 2014
When I was 19 and a sophomore at Central Michigan University, my roommate and I were sexually assaulted.
8:00 AM Mar 30, 2014
Recently, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down our state’s ban on gay marriage.
4:00 PM Mar 28, 2014
The archives at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum house more than 20,000 photographs; and, as head of curator services for the Grand Haven museum, part of my job is fulfilling requests from individuals who are searching for photos related to a specific topic.
4:00 PM Mar 27, 2014
Over the years, many of my friends have passed away. Of my 60 or 70 golf cronies, only a half-dozen are left.
3:00 PM Mar 26, 2014
"If it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." — Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 12:28)
2:48 PM Mar 25, 2014
March has brought the relief of milder weather to West Michigan. At my apartment complex near Grand Valley State University, the entrance marquis is lettered with a joke from these past freezing months: “A little global warming, please!”
4:00 PM Mar 21, 2014
Some of the most iconic images of marine litter involve plastic. Picture a turtle caught in plastic six-pack rings, a tree’s branches draped with shopping bags, or a highway median full of empty bottles.
2:49 PM Mar 20, 2014
Spring is just around the corner. The stores are showing all the new spring fashions. Bright-colored T-shirts, shorts, sun dresses, flip-flops and swimsuits — oh, my!
1:52 PM Mar 19, 2014
When I was in the newspaper business, I often wondered why someone would seek election to public office.
3:00 PM Mar 18, 2014
On March 7, we were blindsided with the devastating news of a Grandville High School student athlete’s death. For us, the news came as we were heading out the door for one last hockey tournament.

Pages