Dan Ponder

Don’t rain on my parade!

For nearly a century, our family has gathered at Compass Lake for our Fourth of July celebration. The traditions have changed over time, but consist ... Read more

Do you know the history of the Fourth of July?

Americans across the land will celebrate Independence Day this week, also commonly known as the “Fourth of July.” It is a time for fireworks, family ... Read more

Is he fearless, or crazy?

The tree house seemed so high when I was a kid. It was big enough for several kids and even had rails around it to ... Read more

Cleveland — from gritty to gleaming

When I realized I had a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio this week, my wife and I decided to take a few extra days and explore ... Read more