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May arrives and the season ‘blooms’ again

May arrives and the season ‘blooms’ again

With the end of April, the beginning of my favorite season is upon us. The grass is green and growing, flowers are blooming and the trees are “all a-bud” again.…

Bits – Old age is a gift!

Bits – Old age is a gift!

For the past two months I have been getting used to being 70, the age I thought of as “really old” not so very long ago. The wonders of aging…

Don’t take wild babies home!

Don’t take wild babies home!

After a pretty “wintery” first two weeks of April, it seems to be warming up again. Predictions are promising a “possible” 70 degrees this weekend. I’m hoping… With summer just…

Spring cancelled? Maybe just delayed a bit…..

Spring cancelled? Maybe just delayed a bit…..

Mother Nature, or maybe it was Old Man Winter, surprised us again Wednesday morning with a few more inches of the “white stuff” that we didn’t get in February. I…

We had a great time, but it’s good to be home

We had a great time, but it’s good to be home

I’m still operating on California/Arizona/Nevada time. We just returned from a week full of a “flurry” of activities – our vacation – sort of, and boy am I pooped… Nine…

The importance of spaying or neutering your pets

The importance of spaying or neutering your pets

I had a request the other day, to write a column about the importance of spaying or neutering your pets. We have always had pets, cats and dogs, and in…

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It is a special time of year in Clare. The Irish Festival is here again! One of the best “signs of spring,” the 41st annual Clare Irish Festival, is going…

The Perils of Paulene… or maybe I mean Potholes

The Perils of Paulene…  or maybe I mean Potholes

The calendar says it’s time to change the clocks again this Sunday. And when I noticed that I saw that the first day of Spring is just a week later…

Storm’s over, sun’s out, for now anyway

Storm’s over, sun’s out, for now anyway

March sure came in “like a lion” Tuesday when between three and six inches of snow fell all around Clare County [according to who you talk to]. Out here on…

Only in Michigan

Only in Michigan

I believe we must have just about the most unpredictable weather in the United States. They say it is because of the Great Lakes, but whatever the cause, if you…