Life

#MediaLivesMatter

Fake news isn’t a new thing. In fact, it’s been a deeply rooted infection in journalism for hundreds of years. At least on this continent. There’s a pretty great article titled “Fake News: An Origin Story” that chronicles the origins… Read More ›

My Reading Role Models

So, it’s Father’s Day Sunday. If you’re reading this on Sunday or sometime afterward, then it is and it was Father’s Day today or Sunday. There, I’ve covered all my temporal bases. First off, happy Father’s Day to all those… Read More ›

Based on a True Story

You’ve heard it all before. Based on a true story. Ripped from the headlines. There are a lot of television shows/novels/films that claim that their stories are actual depictions of real life events. But are they? How much truth is… Read More ›

Why I Hate Writing

As you read the headline, I know what you must all be thinking: “But Jim, you’re a writer. How can you possibly hate writing?” In reality, hate is probably too strong of a word. I love writing and there’s nothing… Read More ›

Hopefully reading

Ever since the coronavirus officially entered Indiana, the state I live in, I’ve been reading books that had a post-apocalyptic and/or world spreading virus theme. For instance, I’m a little under 200 pages left in Stephen King’s “The Stand.” At… Read More ›

A Decade Remembered

For my work, I was tasked in combing through ten years’ worth of Starke County Leaders to find highlights from the last decade. It’s only natural, while making your way through almost 500 editions of a newspaper, that I began… Read More ›

The Thankful Writer

As I write this, I’m sitting in the living room of my aunts and mother’s home. It’s mid-afternoon and we’re all waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner. My sister’s family and I piled into their van early in the morning to travel… Read More ›