It’s Not So Hard

It’s Not So Hard

By Bob Houghtaling  Wearing a mask should have nothing to do with politics. It’s really more about taking the advice from medical professionals to protect others. The coronavirus has forced us into a deeper state of mistrust so that now science is being attacked by...
He’s Back

He’s Back

By Bob Houghtaling Civil Rights icon John Lewis recently passed away after battling a long-term illness. His courage, leadership and adherence to the precepts of Martin Luther King earned him great respect. They also got him into “good trouble” from...
Stories

Stories

By Bob Houghtaling History is often written by the winners or those in power. Unfortunately, this often leads to a skewed perception of reality as well as the perpetuation of marginalization for those not in power. Today too many continue to experience a different...
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...