Flowers are budding and other such stuff

Flowers are budding and other such stuff

This is a pretty, gosh-darned groovy time of the year. The whole “life renewed” stuff really gets the blood rolling. Makes a person want to get out and do something. Unfortunately, I haven’t been that person. I’m still waking up from winter and have difficulty rolling outta’ bed. And, while it is only the middle […]

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 […]

So, what will we talk about now?

So, what will we talk about now?

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.

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 […]

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 […]

All’s quiet on the Michigan front (or is it?)

All’s quiet on the Michigan front (or is it?)

  I learn’t — and don’t use that word in school, kids because teachers frown upon its use — there were only three school districts in Oakland County who continuously maintained an in-person option for students since the school year began. Wanna’ know which districts? Clawson, Brandon and Oxford. I’m kind of surprised by this […]

Remember the day when I was sent to get the Christmas tree?

Remember the day when I was sent to get the Christmas tree?

I’ve written before about growing up in Clarkston’s ghettos – and, back then it meant anywhere not located in the half square mile of Clarkston proper (basically anywhere in Independence Township). If you lived in the township, folks from the village would scrunch their faces at you if you said you lived in Clarkston but […]

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