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Bits – Summer is winding down

The countdown is on. School starts again in just over two weeks! You know what that means… with the arrival of another Labor Day, summer will be over again. Now…

Election time and one of ‘those’ weeks

I was just whining to boss Mike about how tired I am of writing articles about the election. Seems like that is all that I have done for the past…

Vacation’s over, now I can get some rest

We just got back from a week-long vacation at the camper. I use the term “vacation” loosely because Jack had so many projects planned it was mostly work for both…

Just July bits and pieces

Thanks to all of you who had ideas about the safe (for them) removal of chipmunks. I believe I will try a few including expanding foam in the hole by…

Chipmunk troubles

I was just contemplating a ten minute break between articles sitting in the chair on the little deck in the back yard when I discovered it was already occupied by…

Mid-summer – time for reunions!

Another holiday is over and the middle of summer – on my calendar anyway – is almost here. Actually that is kind of depressing. I count the summer season as…

Seems like the problems for Clare Police will never end

Once again two Clare Police officers have been found “justified” in the actions they took four years ago in defending themselves against a suspect wielding weapons and threatening them. Clare…

Summer officially begins

Our mild winter seems to have led right into a hot summer as the season officially begins its first full day on Thursday morning. According to the calendar, Summer just…

A Tribute to Squeek

A Tribute to Squeek

We lost a member of the family this week. She was just a little mutt. We got her from S.A.F.E. late in 1990. About four months old, she was found…

In spite of everything, we are lucky to live here

Every week, I look for something to write about for this column. It doesn’t always come easy. There are times I just sit here and stare at the computer screen…