Space & animal savers & Pearl Harbor in ?63

If the Green-Peacers had their way there would be no industrial parks, subdivisions or commercial developments. The world would be nothing but weeds, vines, trees, swamps and the nonhuman living things that enjoy that kind of life. Some of these people are pushing for taxes to buy land to stop over development of land, thus […]

No ego shortage in sports color commentators

Initially the networks probably thought a second person in the television booth at sports events would add insight to games. The number two person could enlighten newcomers to the fact pro basketball players wear those extremely long and loose shorts because most have ugly thighs. And football neophytes would learn that a halfback is really […]

Just Jotting

During the televised funeral services for President Reagan last Wednesday night, a telemarketer called to tell me about a great carpet cleaning deal. What a country! Another dog lover sent this quote: ‘It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.? The Detroit News headed many of its stories […]

I’ve had a camera in my colon! Have you?

The editor said I could write about this topic if I kept it light and educational. Okay. The topic is colonoscopy. It shouldn’t be boring, but it is, in a way. While waiting in the hospital to be prepped (get naked) for the grand search, they put you in the endoscopy room. Get it? ENDoscopy […]

‘Funds? aren’t hidden, but they aren’t obvious

‘Funds? aren’t hidden, but they aren’t obvious POLITICS Split that word in two and you get two 4-letter words. Neither of which stimulate the image of love, amour, baby, doll, mama or papa. This year those seeking to remain in office or newly seeking an elected position have managed to turn more of us off […]

Drawing conclusions after 3 months of Shayna

It’s been many years since we had a dog in the house. I’d forgotten some of dogs? habits, routines, dominances and passions. First a review: Shayna is a pre-owned, 15- month-old, neutered, Husky, Hound, Shepherd, etc. ? Dogs have to pass you in the doorway to make sure they get there first. ? Left alone […]

Grandchildren update; herald new addition

Grandson Dan Offer has made it through his first year at Michigan State U. Granddaughter Karen Offer made the Oxford High varsity golf team as a sophomore. Granddaughter Savannah Speed, 8, got her first gift from a boy — a pencil. Twins Haley and Trevor Speed, who will be five August 30, weren’t asked, but, […]

Fishing writers will not cover our trout opener

By the time you read this we will have returned form our annual trout fishing trip in the UP. You will not see our experiences – venture – outing – vacation – weekend retreat – whatever, covered in fishing magazines, sports pages or Michigan Outdoors TV show. First of all, we do not plan on […]

Just Jottin . . .

We’re often reminded to look at the world through rose colored glasses. We’re told to see a glass as half full, as opposed to half empty. I suppose you’ll have more friends if you’re optimistic. That’s all fine for the ever-smiling, unrealistic, too-joyful and the therefore boring minority. However, I think the majority, people like […]

One way to explain the importance of time

But first some observations: ? These generations we’ve spawned are just too darn plain talking. The only organ that was ever mentioned in Hazel’s and my conversations was our Hammond. ? Box stores — So big, so little help. ? The most dangerous animal on Wall Street is not the bull or bear, but the […]

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