Saying goodbye to Grandpa

Saying goodbye to Grandpa

The life of a human is so precious yet frail. We are constantly interacting with friends and family who are so dear to us, but in an instant any one o...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Recognizing greatness in its own time

Recognizing greatness in its own time

All too often, we fail to recognize greatness in its own time.When something is right in front of our face, the image — and the greatness —...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Remembrances and homemade tortillas

Remembrances and homemade tortillas

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gloria will return next week. Her grandfather passed away last week, so I told her not to worry about writing a column for this w...

March 5th, 2016 |  



Dr. Seuss — an American phenomenon

Dr. Seuss — an American phenomenon

I knew it was going to be a different kind of day when I got out of bed, staggered out to the kitchen and saw my wife had purple hair.I blinked. I pin...

March 5th, 2016 |  


Lingering questions 10 years later

By Gary FelverContributing ColumnistTomorrow will mark the 10-year anniversary of the death of my great nephew, Logan Hess. His death was due to blunt...

March 4th, 2016 |  


Remembrances and homemade tortillas

Remembrances and homemade tortillas

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gloria will return next week. Her grandfather passed away last week, so I told her not to worry about writing a column for this w...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Health literacy should empower, enthuse medical well-being

Health literacy should empower, enthuse medical well-being

Giving up has always been the quickest, unclean cut, way of dealing with challenges. When we just let go, step back and let the chips fall where they ...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Leaping to conclusions about Feb. 29

Leaping to conclusions about Feb. 29

This year I — like everyone else in the world who follows the traditional Roman calendar — was given an extra day.I was given 24 hours to ...

March 2nd, 2016 |  


The world is just too confusing

The world is just too confusing

You know it. You have experienced it. You are, right this minute, suffering through it — confusion. The world, alas, is a confusing place. Will ...

February 28th, 2016 |  


A year after a city was changed forever

A year after a city was changed forever

Earlier this week, carbon monoxide poisoning killed a family of six in Linden, Mich. The family had used a propane generator during a power outage, wh...

February 26th, 2016 |