BOOKS

Local Author Self-Publishes New Novel

PRESS RELEASE: For release on Tuesday, September 10th. For additional information or interview, contact Rebekah Berthet or Candy Shaw: (315) 788-0825 Local Author Self-Publishes New Novel CLAYTON, NY – What do vintage airships, giant birds, floating cloud cities and steam-powered engines all have in common? If you guessed local author Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Legacy Watchers

All the boys came to snuggle in bed yesterday morning. Well, Levi didn’t have a choice as he’s got all the mobility of a large slug, and twice as much fluid excretion. But still, the important part is we were all together for this impromptu photo opp by Jennifer. Life Read more…

culture

Pictures of History

PICTURES BY JENNIFERHOPPERPHOTO.COM I often wonder what history would have looked like if every era had DSLR cameras. Can you imagine pictures and video of David and his Mighty Men? Forget 300, this was God’s version. Same would go for The Passion. Or what about Vikings crossing the Atlantic? Time Read more…

culture

Celebrating Good Men

Negative sells. That’s why we subconsciously think dads are dead beats by default in the news world. The opposite is true, however, at least in my little corner of the map. So here’s to highlighting two amazing men that humbly represent manhood to their generation, two men who’ll never make Read more…

culture

The Family Lotto

I am the luckiest man in the world. Luckiest, if you have a weak grip on reality and trust fate. Blessed, if you understand that God honors choices made in pursuit of Him, regardless of shortcomings. But before writing on the subject of family – a fitting theme – I Read more…

culture

Made From Scratch

And then there was a new person. I love meeting people. All over the world. Some formal introductions with significant long-term ramifications; others simple nods or handshakes, first names only, soon forgotten upon exiting the parking lot. But it’s another thing to meet a person when no one else has Read more…

culture

99

I took this picture of an obscure cement block along the St. Lawrence River at Frink Park last night. Probably something to do with the old ship and rail yard. But without consulting a historian or a very old local, its secrets are lost on me. Clearly, its importance merited Read more…

culture

Leaving a Legacy

Last night I had the honor of addressing a group of teens and adults at a United Methodist Church camp, celebrating their 137th year. The subject they asked me to speak on was “a legacy of faith.” As I stood in their “tabernacle,” erected long before even the oldest member Read more…

news

The Future of Book Publishing

where music leaves us In addition to wondering about the future of the printed book, there’s at least one more pressing question that those interested in the book-world have been and should be asking: what about the future of print publishing? While there are some similarities here with the music Read more…