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With Fresh Eyes ...

May 24, 2019

An Exhausting Presidency It’s as if we’re caught in the middle of the film Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray relives each day in a repetitive and despairing loop. Waking up every day to another chapter of the Trump administration conjures up ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

May 24, 2019

The Process I had the pleasure of speaking with Mrs. Meisner’s 7th and 8th grade language arts students at my Alma Mater, Muskegon Catholic Central, this week.I’ve noticed whenever I get asked to speak at a school it’s always right before ...

Outside Chance

May 24, 2019

Bass Fishing Preview 2019 Opening day brought in fog and limited visibility. We were fishing a lake well known to us and fishing the shoreline that had brush, logs, a sandy section and then a nice patch of cabbage weeds. My friend Donny had just introduced ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

May 24, 2019

The Little Store When I was a kid growing up in the heart of Norton Shores, MI, there was a store called the Village Market on the corner of Lincoln and McCracken. If you were a kid back then The Village Market (aka “The Vill,” aka “The Little ...

With Fresh Eyes

May 24, 2019

A New Spring Spring awakens the senses. It is the season of restored growth, the dark and somber months of winter haltingly in retreat. Spring replaces a weariness with a renewed sense of vigor and purpose. The anticipation of warmer months ahead fuels that ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

May 24, 2019

Batman Ever since I got out of college I’ve worked in offices and a lot has changed in the hundred years or so since then. For one thing, EVERYONE used to smoke, smoke nonstop, smoke like it was their job. Pipes, cigarettes, cigars ... the office looked ...