Introducing Rick Iekel – Local Author

Rick Iekel writes wonderful local history— the kind teachers should use in their classrooms. In his first book, House with a Heart, Rick cleverly uses the house as the point of view character while travelers seek shelter in it from a storm. In the most engaging way,...

I’m not fat. I’m fluffy.

I’m told I weighed only four pounds at birth. That was the last time I was grossly underweight because Mom fed me every two hours from then on. Maybe that’s why I graze often to this day! My father used to call food cravings “body wisdom.” If you crave it, you must...

The Jewish High Holidays

Jesus compared his Gospel to the mustard seed that grows into a tree large enough to support thousands of birds. So when I imagine the universal Christian Church, I see that mustard tree with its many branches, and roots that bore deep into the soil. In my...

Good Company

No matter how esoteric or unique the passion, people will find like-minded individuals and create a community. Writers, after spending hours in their solitary worlds, need to grapple with certain realities as they resume “normal” life. Whether it is critique groups,...

How to Develop a Healthier Daily Routine

June Duncan is my guest blogger this week. As a caregiver herself, she offers many suggestions to help caregivers on their journeys. http://riseupforcaregivers.org/ Leading a healthier lifestyle means consistently choosing to prioritize your physical and mental...