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Winter Preperation Is Mind Over Matter For This Writer

I feel it in my bones. The days are getting shorter and colder. Reports of snow in northern Michigan occur daily. Instead of wearing short sleeves and shorts, I now…

Sears Today, Gone Tomorrow

Sears Today, Gone Tomorrow

Another huge name in American retail is in danger of disappearing. The bankruptcy filing by Sears and the closing of more Sears and K-mart stores bodes ill for the future.…

What’s Cooking?

Seeing that we have lost our summer like weather and the chill of Fall has arrived, I will do a couple of recipes that will be great….This delicious soup will…

Finding Light In Dark Places

The two letters on my desk are filled with encouragement, good news and evidence of a bright outlook, but they have come from a dark place, a Florida prison. I’m…

In Defense Of The Old, White Male

“Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” This said by one of the new heroes of the alt-left…

What A Week!!!

What A Week!!!

 It has been all about family for us this week in the Pines. Cousin Paula, born a Marion girl who now lives in Kentucky, came for her annual visit. We…

What’s Cooking?

What crazy weather we are having,  80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next.  That is Michigan’s weather so please do not put that grill away….Being back from the Carolina’s,…

Putting Your Faith On The Line

Last week, my e-mail program started having problems. “Error occurred” kept appearing on my computer screen: not an encouraging sign since e-mail is my primary vehicle to send this weekly…

Senate Needs To Stop Talking, Accomplish Something

What a spectacle the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings have become. I am saddened that this process has broken down to allegations of flagellation and drunkenness, without any thought given to the…

Happy Fall Y’All

Happy Fall Y’All

Or so says the banner at my door. Unbelievable as it may seem after the long run of incredible summer weather, it is October. Mom Nature, or her cohort Jack…

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