June 14, 2019 | 09:00 AM
You've got the power to change lives, and you're using it well! It is my hope and prayer that folks tune in and reach out so that they too can find the way out.
June 08, 2019 | 03:12 PM
So true, Tim; knowledge is the key...as well as your experience and willingness to openly share and educate those who follow your amazing, truthful, and often scary experiences.
I am so happy that you survived that terrible Jeep experience because you are surely blessing all the folks you touch.
June 07, 2019 | 01:17 PM
Tim this is well put and very true. Took me 4 years to have a relapse on alchohol but I'm sober since October. I needed this push due to thoughts of using. Thank you.
June 06, 2019 | 06:06 PM
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the encouragement!
June 06, 2019 | 12:42 PM
grew up on farm worked on several since long hard hours that the average person just takes for granted not thinking about hard work and long hours to put food on there tables, keep up good work, any relation to alex, went to school with, im 55,and he lived on same road
Farming in today's politics.
June 06, 2019 | 12:30 PM
If you keep voting Republican, you could lose it all. They only care for the rich. Not you.
June 06, 2019 | 11:45 AM
We continue to be so very proud of you and your hard work! Your well written column is sure to help many folks who know you have been there, done that.
June 01, 2019 | 04:05 PM
Of course, you are absolutely welcome to share any column I write with anybody you want.
Good luck with your clients!
June 01, 2019 | 02:13 PM
Thank you very much for the feedback and encouragement! It means a lot to me!
May 31, 2019 | 10:03 PM
I'm so proud of you, Tim! Keep up the great writing and helping others â™·
Volunteer for victim unit
May 27, 2019 | 09:01 AM
Would like to find out more info. In 2001 our daughter was killed by a drunk driver
May 20, 2019 | 12:03 PM
So Thankful Laura returns home safe! How brave she is to speak out and use this situation as a teaching tool. I pray justice will be served as well for the predator. Laura I hope you understand all the terrible things that man said to you are untrue. You are beautiful, courageous,with so much love and support. Depression sucks forsure and I can relate having it since my youth years as well. You can find a healthy to deal with it and find peace and happiness. Don't beat yourself up the rest of your life over regrets. Move forward, don't look back, don't let it define you. You are so worthy!!
May 19, 2019 | 12:50 PM
Quit leasing bus's and buy a couple a year. Bus's last longer then three years.
May 17, 2019 | 08:36 PM
This is wrong and our drivers who have been loyal to our children don't deserve this crappy treatment
Almont School Bus Situation
May 17, 2019 | 06:34 PM
To think that Almont is or was a great school!
What the heck has happen!
Save Almont School bus drivers!!!!!
May 17, 2019 | 05:51 PM
Terrible idea. Privatization is the death of the public school system. Putting strangers in charge of our children's transportation is NOT a good plan.
Please see my public Facebook post.
Retired MEA, Cook
Almont School Bus Situation
May 17, 2019 | 03:18 PM
What a "crappy" thing to do to the current bus drivers, all for a few dollar savings.
Karen Lynn Dupont
Thankful you are healing
May 17, 2019 | 02:46 PM
You were very smart, and I'm very thankful, you got away. I'm thankful, to share, your story, to help other people. Best wishes for your future. Praying for you.
Enjoyed your submission - can I share with my clients?
May 17, 2019 | 02:17 AM
I'm just now on my second week of providing group and individual therapy. Some clients are classified simply as "mentally ill," but the majority are some variation of substance abuse. So right now my caseload is primarily made up of folks who have been in drug court or DWI court previously, and for various reasons, dropped out and then begged to come back because otherwise they'd go to prison. Would it be okay if I shared your experiences in group and/or individual therapy? Obviously you would be deintified, but it might be helpful to hear the words of someone who has gone over the edge before, and doesn't want to repeat those same mistakes on another try at sobriety.
Let me know your thoughts!
Danielle Rudder, M.S., LCSW
Danielle L Rudder
May 12, 2019 | 11:05 PM
Your bravery to share your experience will help others!
So thankful your are safe!
Estero , FL
May 10, 2019 | 04:33 PM
So very glad she survived...It's not just young people that need to be very careful. I have a friend that almost did the same thing!!!p
May 10, 2019 | 10:05 AM
Laura is so brave to share her story. Hopefully she knows that she has probably saved someone else's life by doing so. May God bless her and bring her peace.
May 09, 2019 | 05:28 PM
Thank you for sharing your story.I think we often feel it would not happen to some one we know.I am sorry she felt she had no choice that day.
March 14, 2019 | 09:58 PM
Let me know how to help.
Hopefully those accepting will actually install. Possibility a few volunteers with a ladder and drill might help?
March 08, 2019 | 11:02 AM
How exciting!!!! Always wanted to do something along these lines myself.......
Andrew writing 2-27-19
March 08, 2019 | 10:32 AM
Wow I love the detail in your writing. It's such a pleasure to read it. Keep writing!!
March 02, 2019 | 09:21 AM
Coverage is always good! When tragedy strikes our little local towns, we need to draw together, unite as one, regardless of our differences. I truly believe this. It's a shame division is so prevalent today, and it takes such a tragedy for many to come together. This paper has worked with me whenever I have done benefits for cancer, ALS,roller rink fire, or in this case, the horrific mobile home fire victims.
It breaks my heart and I respond the way God calls me to.
In the same way, the Tri-City Times responds and reached out and, for that, I want to thank Tom Wearing and the whole staff for your help and sense of community. Kevin Herzog
February 28, 2019 | 11:27 AM
So very sorry for the family.may gods healing hand wrap around them..God bless