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With Fresh Eyes ...

November 9, 2018

Hate Amplified By Rich Nelson Twenty years ago, on October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence post and left in a desolate area outside of Laramie, Wyoming. He was driven there by two young men who tricked him into leaving with them ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ....

November 9, 2018

Typing Out Loud Whenever I have to hold down a power button to shut off a device I feel like I’m choking the life out of it and watching it die. The Democrats won the house and the next day I didn’t see one march, one fire, one ugly naked woman ...

Positive psychology

November 9, 2018

Voting: Right and Responsibility By Carol Parker Thompson, Ph.D. Voters’ guides reciting candidates’ credentials and promises are featured in nearly every newspaper prior to a mid-term or general election. Instructions concerning when and where ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

November 9, 2018

Trunk or Treat Well, the Soccer Moms have done it again, they’re working overtime to suck every bit of joy out of childhood (see: Imagination Stations) so now they’ve bestowed upon us “Trunk or Treat.” So let’s review:  ...

With Fresh Eyes

November 9, 2018

The Voter Silenced By Rich Nelson John Lewis was nearly killed by Alabama state troopers on March 7, 1965 at the Edmund Pettus Bridge near Selma. Lewis, now a U.S. Congressman from Georgia, was participating in a peaceful march for voting rights when the ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

November 9, 2018

Magikal A few years ago I wrote a feature column about area psychics and fortune tellers. I didn’t know it at the time but Grand Haven was crawling with them. I met one who did a crystal ball reading in the fitting room at the store she worked at downtown ...