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86 degrees? Somebody is playing a joke on us!

I just don’t trust this weather. After all this is mid-March in mid-Michigan isn’t it? My thermometer says it is 86.8 degrees outside right now – on March 21, only…

March in Michigan

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says March is the most changeable month. I tend to agree with that, especially in this part of Michigan, where in just the past week we…

It’s time to change those clocks again

“Spring forward” means summer is right around the corner doesn’t it? Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning and just nine days later on the 20th the calendar says it really…

Okay, I’m ready for Spring now

Okay, I’m ready for Spring now

I’m getting really tired of snowstorms. I don’t know why this hit me all of a sudden. Just last Friday I was still loving it (well sorta). I stepped outside…

Spring is right around the corner – maybe

Surprisingly, the long dreary winter month of February is almost over once again. Next Tuesday another February will slip into history. And, it seemed to go by much faster than…

Getting old means meeting lots of new people

I’ve been getting to know a bunch of new people this year – lab technicians, x-ray technicians, nurses, doctors, receptionists… It has definitely been my year to be poked and…

I’m not absent-minded – it’s gremlins

  It has been that kind of week. You know what I mean. The kind where you lose something and then find it right in front of you… I just…

Tongue-tied

I’m living every reporter’s nightmare. Can’t talk – at least until this paper is published. No answering the phone, or chatting on the phone, no interviews. I can’t even call…

Resolution kept

Well January is drawing to a close already and I have to tell you, Jack is keeping one of his New Year’s resolutions! Over the holidays he announced his intention…

It’s all my fault

Years ago every time I wrote a column about the weather, my staff at the newspaper would insist that I caused it to change – radically, and they would always…