I Know A “Better” Story

My title comes from a feature in our local paper where readers submit feel-good stories about smelling flowers or nostalgic breakfasts in long-closed area diners. I’m going to send this in, because it’s way more interesting and it all really happened–there were easily 1000 witnesses. But my guess is they won’t publish it. [By golly,Continue reading “I Know A “Better” Story”

Maybe It’s Time

Originally published in the Lititz Record, March 4, 2021. Revised and updated. After reading Tim Snyder’s sobering article in the NY Times, I’m beginning to think that America has at last been defeated. Not by external enemies but by our own insatiable appetite for information. We’ve abandoned our local news sources, as Snyder points out,Continue reading “Maybe It’s Time”