Author Archives: Luther Abel

What in the World: Unholy dough-sacs

There you are at the bakery, perusing those delicious dough rings that call to you like stroke-inducing sirens through the sneeze-resistant glass. They are beautiful, catching the light just so. You imagine slow dancing with them out to your car, carefully sneaking them past jealous receptionists at work and bursting into a loathsome and boring

What in the World: On naval debauchery

Sailors are a perfidious lot of rabble-rousers if ever there were any. Take four steps outside any naval base and you will find three establishments: strip clubs, strip bars and strip payday loan stores — I exaggerate only slightly. Two heavily mortgaged Ford Mustangs and a Harley will be hang-doggedly for sale in the parking

Alumni Spotlight: Mike Spofford

In an interview at Lambeau Field I, Luther Abel, had the chance to sit down with Lawrence Alum Mike Spofford, the Senior Writer for During the course of the interview, we discussed Mr. Spofford’s time at Lawrence, his career and his myriad experiences working for the Green Bay Packers. Luther Abel: How did you

On the goodness of marriage

Three years, three months and fourteen days ago I stood before my God, my family and my lifelong friends to swear an oath to protect and care for Emily all the days of my life. I took my wife’s hand from her father’s, signifying he and her mother’s primary role in the welfare of Emily