by Timothy S. Penning
"Thoughts on Thursdays" is a collection of newspaper columns that have appeared in the Grand Haven Tribune on the second Thursday of the month for a decade, and continue at the time of publication.
Written by Spring Lake, Michigan resident and college professor Tim Penning, the columns range in topic from politics, to the environment, to faith, to human relationships. They are alternately humorous and serious. They also vary in focus from local to national and international subjects, but all have a perspective from West Michigan, or "views from the shores of Lake Michigan."