It's hard for me to get worked up about being profiled by police and stereotyped by strangers anymore. I used to seethe when a cop drove slowly past me, flip a U-turn, drive slowly by once more and eyeball me. And I used to rage internally whe [..]
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Oct. 26, 1996.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared July 17, 2009.
(Flint, MI)—When I left Flint in 1970 the population was 193,317. The automobile factories ran three shifts, often seven days a week. Money was everywhere. Flint’s police department drove new Buicks every year. Life was good. Flint&rsq [..]
June means fruit tree overload for many yards and gardens as favorable spring conditions cause trees to produce more than they can handle June drop...
This column's subject is a result of my flat out hero worship for the legendary Ray Bradbury, who died last year. I began reading him at age 12, and was captivated by his skills as a wordsmith. His remarkable authorship of more than 80 books, sto [..]