To all the moms I loved before . . .

To all the moms I loved before . . .

Kinda’ hard to believe that this Sunday we all celebrate Mom. It’s almost Mothers Day already, for crying out loud. That means the year is almost half over already. Yikes. In years past I have gotten all mushy when talking about the wonderfulness of moms. This will be the first year my sisters and I […]

So many thoughts, so little space

So many thoughts, so little space

I know many a young, dapper man out there has looked up to me. Not for my sage, Neanderthal Philosopher wisdom, nor for advice on communicating, business, finances, love and liberty. No, no my friends, nothing so life-important have I been sought to be a mentor. So, of course, I must be talking about my […]

Easter Sunday is around the corner, thank God

Easter Sunday is around the corner, thank God

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” * * * For those who celebrate Easter, and for those who do not, to you I say, “Shalom.” May you find peace and harmony. May wholeness […]

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs.

Not of mice nor men, just cats and dogs.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. You’ve all read the book of Mice and Men. But, have you read the one about dogs and cats? Over the years I have been pretty up front about canines and felines. Dogs are great to have and cats are okay. Before you cat lovers sharpen your pencils, put away […]

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Why I know Spring has Sprung and #MustacheMarch

Robin, schrobin. Crocus, schrocis. Global warming or the tilt of the earth’s axis has changed Michigan’s weather so robins no longer fly south in the winter. They stay here all year, so seeing one isn’t the first sign of spring. I haven’t seen my one and only crocus yet in my yard and yet I […]

A wee bit on Clarkston’s KR

A wee bit on Clarkston’s KR

Growing up on the mean streets and dirt roads in the ghettos of Clarkston (aka: Independence Township) in the 1970s was a good thing. There were lots of woods to tromp around in, fields to ride bikes in and lakes and creeks to fish and swim in. And, there were enough kids to play pickup […]

Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

Stir-frying with Ramen and your thoughts

I like reading newspapers, watching sports and television shows involving cooking. I know it might not sound “manly” to some, but, I enjoy cooking. Much like gardening in the summer, cooking in the winter is therapeutic. I find solace in the preparation — chopping onions, garlic, peppers, celery, carrots (the whole shabang), seasoning, cooking, tasting […]

On communities, hearing and news media

On communities, hearing and news media

Mark Kelly, of Independence Township, dead at 63. The news from friends that our mutual friend, Mark P. Kelly had passed, presumably peacefully in his sleep, shocked me. Like with the passing of any person, it’s not only a loss to loved ones, family and friends. When any person passes the community loses something, too. […]

I miss Noah, the one-eyed groundhog

I miss Noah, the one-eyed groundhog

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when reporting local news for a community newspaper was a heck of a lot easier. A few decades ago really were simpler times. While I understand times do change and folks have to roll with the punches or get run over, I can still […]

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