Monthly Archives: October 2014

Prince Revealed

For kids, Halloween is the second greatest night of the year. We are, of course, talking completely earthy, sugar-laced fun here, not spiritually great nights. Christmas is first. Go ahead. Make my day. Just try beating Christmas. But those two … Continue reading

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The God of Seasons

I own gold. It’s in my investment portfolio. I have a lot of it. A bar of gold sits on my desk right now. I put it out there to inspire me for this article. I don’t normally keep my … Continue reading

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The Eternal

In one way of looking at my life, I have never been able to get very far away from corn. Obviously, now I live right in the heart of Corn Kingdom. I am its friar. But even when growing up … Continue reading

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Ninjatown

Our town, Marshall, MI, has a sister. She lives over in Japan. Her name is “Koka City.” That’s our sister city. I’m a little cloudy as to who the mother is. We have had this relationship ongoing for 30 years … Continue reading

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“Friends, Romans, Ericksons . . . “

Back in the Victorian Age there was the custom of capturing family member’s likenesses in silhouette. The subject would sit in front of a lamp or candle, causing their shadow to fall on something like a sheet. Behind it, the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Flies

Abundant are the pleasures surrounding autumn time. The trees are at their peak colors now. Nature’s palette is full. The air is comfortably cool. Sweaty summer heat is all behind us now. Ornate pumpkins line nearly every porch, both in … Continue reading

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My People

April and I were at home. We were in the living room. The girls were off, cast to the four corners of the earth, doing their thing, while we brushed up on early empty nesting. April and I like doing … Continue reading

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