John Michael Flint, a frequent contributor of columns on local issues in The Modesto Bee for more than a decade, was found dead in his Modesto home on Thursday. He was 67. The cause of death was unknown.
Flint's work began appearing in The Bee in 1997, when the newspaper began soliciting columns from area residents to write about local issues.
Flint was not a Bee employee. Judy Sly, the newspaper's opinions editor, writes about his contributions on the Bee Opinion blog.
To read a sampling of Flint's columns from the past four years, click the links below the photo.