I like coffee. For Father’s Day last year my first-born son bought me a French Press coffee maker… and my second-oldest son bought me a full pound of Starbuck’s breakfast blend coffee beans. Oh, my…
Archives for May 2003
The early winter of 1994 was harsh. Our life had been disrupted that year by a difficult move and trying circumstances. Our family of nine was between homes, living in a small two-bedroom apartment waiting for our country house to become available. (We are still waiting for that). Wes was a newborn that winter. Most […]
When I was in school I craved the admiration and attention that came with being a star athlete but I lacked the skill and especially the confidence to become one. Sadly it took many painful and humiliating experiences to convince me that I didn’t have a future in athletics.
I’m looking out on the city tonight from our suite in the Character Inn in downtown Flint, Michigan. My window overlooks Saginaw Street. It is “Main Street” in the Downtown. It’s a nice view, but let’s not pretend, the city where we live is on hard times. Flint has seen more prosperous days. Industry in […]