Storytelling

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 ›

Review of If It Bleeds

I should probably put this out there for those that don’t know: I absolutely love Stephen King’s works. So, if there’s any bias concerning this review then I’ve covered my bases by telling you that ahead of time. Having said… 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 ›

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 ›

Victory is Sweet

When it comes to games, I’m pretty competitive. Of course, if you ask my nieces and nephews, they’ll tell you I’m ruthless. When playing Risk, I’ll backstab my allies. When playing Sorry, I’m not sorry. I don’t try to collect… Read More ›