Minnesota

Minnesota

By Bob Houghtaling The recent turmoil in Minnesota regarding a racial incident has, again, ignited passions throughout the land. Unfortunately, this scene has been repeated too many times. If we are to change, a serious look, and discussion, has to take place about...
All the Difference

All the Difference

By Bob Houghtaling Last week I offered the poem Trees, by Joyce Kilmer, extolling nature’s beauty. As we continue to confront the many challenges brought about by the Coronavirus many of us are doing some deep soul searching. With this stated, perhaps another poem is...
Take A Walk

Take A Walk

Above: A magnolia tree at the Bicentennial Farm on South County Trail … taken a previous spring. By Bob Houghtaling There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many...
Addiction’s Journey

Addiction’s Journey

By Bob Houghtaling The allure of using drugs can be powerful. “Friends” calling you like sirens, with promises that lead to the rocks, but that seem, at first, so innocent. All too often a simple journey ends up taking tragic turns. “The Sea”...
Still Marching

Still Marching

By Bob Houghtaling Close to seven years ago I wrote an article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington.  While thinking about Reverend King’s upcoming birthday I thought that...