Life is about change (and how 2020 reminded us!). from the weather to gas prices, clothing styles to team rosters (can you name one player on the Detroit Tigers?); from morale to mores, popular music hits to holders of public office; from the birth of children (Lori and I are… Continue reading


I was having lunch the other day with my friend, Brother Dave. He is a retired business owner, loving husband of 51 years, father, grandfather, and man of seasoned faith. I asked him a question: “What have you learned in your near eighty years of living? What’s important?” He immediately… Continue reading

Communal Exorcism

I have been accused of many things. – Ice cream connoisseur: Guilty! – Hopeless Detroit Lions fan: Guilty! – Klutzy: Guilty! – Quirky sense of humor: Guilty! – Germaphobe (even before Covid): Guilty! – Technologically challenged: Guilty! – Mechanically challenged: Guilty! – Fashion challenged: Guilty! (My hardest decision of the… Continue reading

Kissing Lepers*

Social distancing. I get it. I’m on board. But boy, it’s difficult. I’m a “touchy-feely-kind-of-guy.” I like contact. A little skin on skin. It feels awkward and downright disrespectful when meeting with family, friends, and strangers to not even so much as extend a handshake (air fist pumps?!). Desperate times… Continue reading