Honoring a Young Veteran of “The Old Guard” Read John Thomas’ story.
Spiritual Nexus: Discovery in America’s Heartland
My book, Spiritual Nexus: Discovery in America’s Heartland, is now available. Join me as I explore five remarkable spiritual centers nestled in the beautiful countryside of…
The Lone Goose
When do you know it is time to move on? For me, it came in an unexpected way. Read my story.
The Last Time I Saw Cal
Time spent with a wise and talented cowboy artist leads to a revelation about life—and the heartbreaking consequences of waiting too long, waiting for “nothin’.” Read my…
A Little Brother Remembers
Those halcyon days before a plan crash over New York City killed my older brother. Read my story in the New York Times.
The Boy Who Fell From the Sky
The bittersweet memory of catching a trout in the Ozarks before tragedy strikes. This is the second essay in a trilogy on remembering my older brother. Read my story in Trout…
The Last Hunt
The first and, sadly, last time this springer spaniel and his friends would take to the fields. Read the story.
Medicine of the Spider
After severe multiple sclerosis inexplicably vanished from his body, a talented Michigan artist who believes “great art comes from pain” finally finished his…
John Thomas tells about serving with one of America’s most distinguished platoons. Read his story.
Local residents recall living through the Detroit riot 50 years ago. Read their story.
Wilber Breseman understood and lived the true meaning of “Play the Game.” Read his story.
Local residents recall that “unforgettable day” Read their story.
Local veterans and residents recall that long and bloody ordeal on the 40th anniversary of the war’s end. Read their story.
This is the second article in a two-part series on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Read my story.
Veteran’s Day 2014: African-American World War II veteran recalls Nazi horrors and combat in Europe. Read his story.
Memorial Day 2014: Remembering local residents who died fighting for their country in three epic battles of World War II, and a story about a Civil…
Veteran of Iwo Jima recalls the horror of that infamous battle. This is the first story in a four-part series for Veterans Day 2012. Read his…