Family

» March 17, 2021

It’s a tough economy these days. People have been let go because companies couldn’t afford to keep them on while our country went through lockdown and businesses had to close. […]

» January 7, 2021

I was contacted by a friend of mine about the homeless situation in Cumberland, Maryland. I’ve always known about the homeless in Cumberland. I’ve fed and housed many people while […]

» December 15, 2020

Human Trafficking is alive and well. Why aren’t efforts to stop it? At least, that’s what someone might ask if they had observed the disappearance of the Hashtag Save The […]

» December 4, 2020

If you search for Hillbilly Elegy on the internet, you’ll find many critics with negative things to say about the film that is currently trending on Netflix. J.D. Vance is […]

» February 19, 2020

“Yes, Dear,” should be taught in marriage school. Fathers should raise their sons knowing how to say those two simple words. If a marriage is going to last, it’s going […]

» February 15, 2020

Many of us were single on Valentine’s Day and for some of us, that was by choice. There were a few sulkers who can’t stand being alone, but most of […]

» December 29, 2019

I know the Detroit Lions chose him. They got around to doing it in the sixth round of the draft. He was chosen 186th overall. For a man from Cumberland, […]

» January 15, 2019

How could a commercial calling on the best in men be offensive to those very same men?

» July 30, 2018

We’re not talking about the mom who forgot her daughter at the mall and had to turn back around to get her. These aren’t stories of a parent whipping his […]

» June 19, 2018

When I see photos that the media is calling appalling and stunning, heartbreaking photos of kids being “ripped” out of their parents arms, I immediately want to act. But, I’ve […]

» March 11, 2018

When I heard the news about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, I immediately wanted to know if everyone made it out alive. That was wishful thinking. The impact of the […]

» February 1, 2017

When you listen to the various sides of the refugee issue, you hear valid concerns. But, “listen” is the operative word. Not many people are willing to do that because […]

The Deeper Dark

the deeper darkMichael Allen’s latest novel…

The Deeper Dark is the story of a fighter pilot who spends a few years in a POW camp. When he returns to civilization, he realizes how much has changed as life just seemed to move on without him. His wife remarried and his daughter learned how to grow up without her father around. When he finds out there’s more to the story the day his jet went down, he finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption. Trying to keep their secrets hidden, his invisible enemies threaten the one person he has left in this world. But they have no idea how far he’s willing to go to save her life.

Available in print and on Kindle: The Deeper Dark