13 Jun 2018

Laying Down Meld

Laying Down Meld

The lobby was filled with so much red, white and blue today that if you didn’t know better, you might think you were south of the Cheddar Curtain and into Cubs territory.  We are in the middle of a three game series between the Brewers and their rivals to the south, bringing Cubs fans from […]

11 Jun 2018

Rolling Towards Change

Rolling Towards Change

Jeff Gowen is a man who will bear no foolishness, regardless of the source. Even if that source is something blameless, like unseasonably cool weather. The Texan cursed the biting winds coming off the lake on this morning which had yet to reach 50 degrees. His lips curled into a wry smile which bordered on […]

7 Jun 2018

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

She introduced herself by saying, “my name is Kelly. I am on an adventure.”  I noticed her the moment she entered the lobby. She moved through the room, her eyes wide with admiration, and her attention fixed to the mural on the ceiling. I watched her with a knowing smile; I understand what it feels […]

4 Jun 2018

Shy Girl with a Mighty Pen

Last week the lobby was filled with clusters of women from all over the country, in town to attend the 68th Women’s International Convention of the Church of God. The gaggles, clad in brilliantly colored summer dresses, brightened the air with happy chatter as they came and went to various events during the convention that […]

31 May 2018

The Golden Year: Fifty Years of Friendship

The Golden Year: Fifty Years of Friendship

The ladies of Mount Hope Lutheran Church have been meeting together as a book group for 50 years. When the women first gathered in 1968, they were young mothers who spent their days wrangling little ones and managing their households, but once a month, they set aside a bit of time to do something special, […]

24 May 2018

Shaken or Stirred- Bruce Spann can handle both

Shaken or Stirred- Bruce Spann can handle both

Every nine minutes someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. Bruce Spann is working to slash that number. His efforts to eradicate blood cancer have him working on his cocktail shaker skills and brushing up on drink recipes, because soon he’ll tie on a bartender’s apron for his June 4 stint as a […]