Says me, ‘In 2017, don’t be stupid (be nice).’

Says me, ‘In 2017, don’t be stupid (be nice).’

Yep, it’s official we’ve watched another ball drop, and I am not talking about the disappointing receiving efforts of your Detroit football Lions. I’m talking about that symbolic gizmo that mechanically, ever-so-slowly moves its way down a pole in New York every Dec. 31. Why folks say that “ball drops” is beyond me. It ain’t […]

Rush elected president of Community Papers of Michigan

Don Rush, assistant publisher for The Citizen, was elected the new president of Community Papers of Michigan (CPM), a statewide trade association. “Don Rush is an excellent choice to lead our association,” said CPM Executive Director Jack Guza. “Don has been a Board Member of CPM for the past four years, and is a true […]

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Across these great, fruited plains of America (including the frozen tundra of our Mitten State) folks are thinking about miracles — it is that time of year. Folks either believe in one miraculous birth or they don’t; they either believe in miracles or are hoping for one to intervene in their lives. What is a […]

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

Remembering Christmases past to smile today

All right. Okay. I get it. The year of our Lord 2016 has seen many highs and many lows. It has been one of those years where our patience for our fellow humans has been tested and pushed to the limits. Many folks, many of my own “peeps” (whatever that means) are angry for various […]

‘Tis the season to help those you don’t even know

Help local Rotarians help the community this weekend!

‘Tis the season to help those you don’t even know

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Don’t hit the folks standing in the roads selling newspapers!” * * * I know it’s that holiday time of year because over the past six weeks I have put together area Goodfellow editions for area groups (boy, have I been putting together Goodfellow newspapers — but, I know, […]

Let your love light shine: Do something nice.

You may not know or believe this, but I am kinda shy and this tends to lead folks to the conclusion that I’m emotionally shallow. I keep things close to the vest and, as such, can seem distant and not nice. That said, well, I remember what is probably the only “nice” thing I have […]

Despite what you think, be grateful

We all like being told what to do as much as we react positively to being called names like sexist, racist, bigot, homophobic and xenophobic. So, in the spirit of the Spirit of The Universe, I will take a collective, meditative, long, deep, breath, and tell all of you to take a damn chill pill! […]