Prince, Beyoncé, Trump – What a Week!

I’m overwhelmed by what to write about today. In the last week Prince died, Beyoncé released an album, Pennsylvania and other states held primaries that seemed to lock in place our Republican and Democratic Presidential nominees. I attended two anti-Trump rallies. Add all the other things in our world, and so many things happening in the […]

Crazy as the Gospel

Everyone thought James Beam was crazy. Perhaps they were right. James was a local legend in my home town. He “hung out” in downtown Rockford, Illinois, a dilapidated city center commercially orphaned in the age of malls and suburban sprawl. James acted as a kind of informal chaplain to Rockford’s social misfits: the homeless, the […]