As the tea party and the libertarians gain a significant foothold in politics and, therefore, in the future of our country, their point of view receives a disproportionately large percentage of the public's attention.
I was never going to write this column because it is so personal to me and my family. But in the wake of the recent death of Robin Williams, and with the blessing of my wife, Amy, I decided the time was right to share my story.
Twenty-five years ago, I saw Jack Nicholson as The Joker taunt Batman Michael Keaton: “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” I watched Sean Connery and Harrison Ford search for the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
A little more than a year ago, in May 2013, we wrote in this column about the postponement of the Grand Haven Grand River Green-Up due to the intense flooding in and around the mouth of the Grand River.