Rich Cains, Author at Leader Publications


Cains: A Boeing in a garage

My father was a typical Indiana boy who loved baseball, dogs, and airplanes.  All three of these loves came crashing together in the spring of ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Friday, October 13, 2023 12:00 pm


Column: A Chill and a Cheer

As Old Man Winter beckons his fight, Read more

by Rich Cains, Friday, December 23, 2022 1:03 pm


A post-Thanksgiving day margin of error

DOWAGIAC — At the time of this writing, my family Thanksgiving Day celebration will not have yet begun.  Based on several years of experience I ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Thursday, November 24, 2022 8:00 am

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Fame or meeting fame?

In 1966, a crowd gathered around Andy Warhol as his photographer was trying to take photos for a proposed book.  Warhol supposedly remarked that “everyone ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00 pm

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CAINS: ‘Tis the season of transition

Here we are in mid-September with 80-degree weather on one day and a brisk 49-degree temperature to kick off the next. That seems like an ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:00 am


Cains: The good old days

As a child I was extremely lucky.  I had two loving parents, four siblings and about fifty relatives  living in my hometown.  I was fortunate ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Friday, August 19, 2022 6:00 am


Column: First light

I was not a very good grade school student, per se. My baseball skills, airplane and rocket building techniques along with my ability to blow ... Read more

by Rich Cains, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:24 am