Laden with Happiness and Tears

Most of us are probably familiar with the timeless musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”.   The story centers around Jewish life in a village in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon his …

Headstones

I’m a real history buff. It is not that I am a proficient historian. It is just that I enjoy reading histories and biographies of extraordinary people who have influenced our world.  My favorite book of this sort is “Jonathan Edwards: A Life” by George Marsden.  It is a mammoth volume that serves as a …

Tweaking the Rules

My favorite season, for many reasons is fall. One of those reasons is college football.  Love college football!  I played high school and small college football myself.  Any of you who know me, know my love of the Michigan Wolverines (regardless of their now 16-year slump with very few highlight seasons in that number).  Beyond …