Chasing North Star


  • The “Golden” Prize at the County Fair

    As a child growing up in Alamo, harvest season signaled families throughout the area to pile into station wagons for the annual trek to the Allegan County Fair, where food, rides and attractions attacked our senses in delightful chaotic fashion. Over the course of the evening, our family would inevitably end up at The Mouse […]


  • Well, the woman in the foreground is interesting…

    Long before I was born, the barn we played in was originally the Alamo Valley Creamery, owned by our grandparents, and the largest employer in Alamo in 1897. There are very few photos of the creamery, however, with a simple Google search, we happened upon this… A painting by Post-Modernist artist, Richard Allen George (Illinois/Ohio […]


  • Chasing Endorsements

    Chasing Endorsements

    As promotion ramps up for the release of CHASING NORTH STAR, I am in the midst of sending out requests to established authors and high-profile people in the community and beyond for endorsements (AKA blurbs) which will appear on the book jacket of my novel. This is a humbling endeavor because what you’re asking for […]


  • Placing a Red Bow on Downton Abbey

    Why Some Stories Don’t Need a Reboot “So,” I said, turning to my friend as the credits rolled up the movie screen. “Did you like it?” The “it” I was referring to, was the movie adaptation of Downton Abbey, the British TV series broadcast as part of PBS Masterpiece Theatre. The series ran for six […]