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How to Handle the Critics in Your Life

How to Handle the Critics in Your Life

“And, of course, with the birth of the first artist came the inevitable afterbirth- the critic.” – Mel Brook’s “Birth of the Art Critic.” Getting a publisher interested in my first novel, Voice on the Prairie, was a fulfillment of years of hard work, rejection...
The Man Who Restored My Sight; Bob Regier

The Man Who Restored My Sight; Bob Regier

My alma mater – Bethel College – didn’t know what to do with me when I arrived; I was a non-traditional commuter student and didn’t have a Mennonite heritage. A name like McNary didn’t fit their roster of Claassen, Busenitz, Thiessen,...
The Reason I Photograph: To See With Different Eyes

The Reason I Photograph: To See With Different Eyes

It is not what you hold in your hand that takes a great photograph; it’s what you hold in your heart. – anonymous I admit it: I kind of have a thing for my camera. My camera has had its feelings hurt lately because I’ve been neglectful in our relationship even to the...