The political intrigue of 1968 — 50 years and counting

The political intrigue of 1968 — 50 years and counting

My political interests were sparked at age 11, half a century ago, during one of the most interesting campaign seasons in recent American history. In ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


I’d rather be respected than liked

I’d rather be respected than liked

Like most people, my teen years were spent trying my hardest to get people to like me. Of course, I started a bit behind the eight ball. I wasn’...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Taking stock as we begin a new year

Taking stock as we begin a new year

This may seem odd, but as I look ahead to a year we all know will be momentous, you want to know what I feel most strongly? Gratitude.I’ll tell ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Remaining peaceful was their choice

Remaining peaceful was their choice

People living now in Yemen’s third largest city, Ta’iz, have endured unimaginable circumstances for the past three years. Civilians fear t...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Wings and a prayer

Wings and a prayer

Apocalypse, wow!Buffalo is known for two things — amazing chicken wings and underachieving (if not inept) sports teams.As an avid Buffalo Bills ...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Warm hearts and warm mugs

Warm hearts and warm mugs

Every day life in our household continues to be quite eventful with our four little ones. Some days flow smoothly with me even getting a chance to sew...

January 5th, 2018 |  


It’s always somebody’s birthday

It’s always somebody’s birthday

If I were to lose track of the passage of time, I’d be jolted back to reality starting around October of every year. That’s when I begin t...

January 5th, 2018 |  


As the old year fades, so does my memory

As the old year fades, so does my memory

Memory is a very tricky thing, at least for me it is. Looking back over a year’s span of activity, my memory seems to pick and choose what it re...

January 4th, 2018 |  


A brand new year — a faithful God

A brand new year — a faithful God

I really like the scripture Romans 8:28 that says “We know that all things work together for good, to those who love the Lord.” But if we ...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Reflections of 2017

While the guitars gently weep.In October, the music world — and music lovers — mourned the loss of Tom Petty. One of the greatest performe...

December 29th, 2017 |