Without the stories, Christmas wouldn’t be half the occasion that we’ve fabricated it into these days. The holidays have a million of them; Santa stories, Scrooge stories, sacred stories and the list goes on.

In the summer of 1989, I interviewed for a teaching position at Northwestern Michigan College. In addition to the typical questions, the department head asked how I would get to work; I drove. Write on the board; I could do that or use an overhead projector. Utilize my desk; positioning it o…

There has resided a demon inside of me since adolescence. It told me that I was the only one. It told me to suffer and let the despair and agony smolder inside me till the end. I was alone on a planet with millions.

Earlier this year, in this column, I spun a little story that included a sentence or two about a random person I know who talks a lot. The gist of what I said was that I have nothing against the things they say, but sometimes I wish that they’d say less and leave me to enjoy the quiet from t…

TRAVERSE CITY — A brewer is leading a financial class in the chapel of a church.

Maybe you’ve done a time study at work. Or you’ve said to yourself, “I’m only going to work on the yard for an hour, then take the kids to the beach.” Or you set a goal to work out a few times a week. Consciously or unconsciously, we often are evaluating the return on investment (ROI) for our time.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Our Whole Life (OWL) program offered this fall by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse sure ain’t your mother’s — or your father’s — sex education class.

This Week's Circulars

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!