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Winter preparation is mind over matter for this writer

Winter preparation is mind over matter for this writer

I feel it in my bones. The days are getting shorter and colder. Reports of snow in northern Michigan occur daily. Instead of wearing short sleeves and shorts, I now…

In defense of the old, white male

In defense of the old, white male

“Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” This said by one of the new heroes of the alt-left…

Senate needs to stop talking, accomplish something

Senate needs to  stop talking, accomplish something

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor What a spectacle the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings have become. I am saddened that this process has broken down to allegations of flagellation and drunkenness, without any thought…

Tiger’s return uplifting to many of us

Tiger’s return uplifting to many of us

I’ve always been captivated by stories of athletes overcoming personal tragedies. Baseball’s Lou Gehrig, returning to a hero’s welcome to Yankee Stadium after battling the disease that fittingly was named…

Banned video creates outpouring of support

Banned video creates outpouring of support

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Some days I fear that political correctness is driving this country over a cliff. For instance, I viewed the video of Lake City, Mi. football players and…

One Of Our Acting Faves Grew Up Amongst Us

One Of Our Acting Faves Grew Up Amongst Us

One of my favorite actors, Burt Reynolds, died last week. The former Florida State football star, who was born in Lansing, Mi., began his career acting on many television series…

Alcohol ruined my friend’s life

Alcohol ruined my friend’s life

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’m pretty sure we have all encountered someone who has allowed substance abuse to take over and eventually ruin their life. Whether it be opioids, heroin, meth…

McCain’s farewell should be our leaders’ mantra

McCain’s farewell should be our leaders’ mantra

A great American will be laid to rest this weekend. Sen. John McCain, although I didn’t always agree with him, embodied all the qualities of a true American hero. His…

Random thoughts

Random thoughts

Troubled superintendents and mindblowing assessments have placed my mind in overdrive lately. For instance, I’m concerned with the status of school superintendents, or the lack thereof in a couple of…

America’s crisis – opioids kill 115 per day

America’s crisis – opioids kill 115 per day

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor We all know at least one person that is battling drug addiction. Personally I know several, and coupled with mental health issues, it is the single largest…

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