To work or not to work, that is the question

To work or not to work, that is the question

One of the chores I have added to my job here at your community newspaper is Head Promoter. In that capacity I, on occasion, will take a picture of one of our pages and post it on social media. Last week as I perused our printed pages, I noticed there were quite a few Help […]

Hey, Michigan. What’s up with unemployment claims?

Hey, Michigan. What’s up with unemployment claims?

Heard from a number of folks after I wrote about the Oxford Township man who, over the course of the past year, had received a crap ton of letters from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance folks. For those who didn’t read last week’s Don’t Rush Me (shame on you!), let me recap. In a nutshell, this […]

From ye ol’ mailbox (es)

From ye ol’ mailbox (es)

Before I delve into what the headline suggests I should do . . . read with interest this weekend about the World Happiness Report . . . and I cannot help but think, “What did that cost?” And, “Why do we need that?” And, “Do you know this report comes from Stockholm?” And, “Don’t you […]

Well, what should we talk about?

Well, what should we talk about?

Many Americans, myself included, will receive some sort of stimulus check from the taxpayers of these here United States. It has to do with the president’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill. Individuals will get something shy of $2,000. As I type, my $1,400 payoff is noted on my account balance as, “Pending.” And, while I am […]

Welcome to March 2021!

Welcome to March 2021!

I was looking back at old editions of the paper, in particular back to March 2020. Holy Crap, it has been almost exactly one year since we started reporting on this “new” virus sweeping the globe. And, as the year moved on, the news across the country kept on getting uglier and uglier. Lockdown, virtual […]

Apologizing for everything, Part 2

Apologizing for everything, Part 2

You know there comes a time in every man’s life when he decides to chuck it all in, hang up his spurs, cash in his chips or simply to walk into the sunset and disappear. It’s not that time for me, I just wanted to share that thought with you before I let you in […]

Apologizing for everything.

Apologizing for everything.

It’s time to come clean. Spill the beans. Make amends. Apologize. I admit it. In this crazy — no, lunatic — times we live in, I have come to the conclusion the only chance I have not to be “cancelled” by the “progressive” people out there is to get a hold of and control my […]

Of the Super Game and Valentine’s Day

Of the Super Game and Valentine’s Day

Yup. The Super Game is over. Tom Brady won his seventh National Football League championship ring. The commercials for the “big game” were too preachy. And, I sill wish they would play the game on a Saturday night versus Sundays. ‘Nuff said on SuperBowl 55. * * * This week lovers of all stripes and […]

Restaurant Relief Program and more.

Restaurant Relief Program and more.

So, this week the high and mighty in Lansing have deemed it permissible to open up indoor, eat-out dining. Michigan restaurants were thrown a bone — a little life saver and allowed to open at a 25 percent capacity and to stay open only to 10 p.m. Which kind of reminds me of a comedy […]

The Readers . . . they have spoken!

The Readers . . . they have spoken!

You gotta’ admit it, sometimes I know what I am doing. I know, as a columnist — a person of undocumented knowledge or wit — my job is to get you readers emotionally involved. I need to take you by the hands and like the Pied Piper, lead you down the path I wish you […]

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