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Reflecting on Roger, a great columnist

Reflecting on Roger, a great columnist

A couple of weeks ago I lost a friend and a contributing writer. Roger Campbell had written a spiritual column for dozens of newspapers I have edited over the last…

Breaking up, being fat and other topics

Breaking up, being fat and other topics

I thought I would share some controversial topics that are considered the “most talked about” issues on social media. Here goes: Relationships. Here are some interesting statistics. Did you know…

Despite ET, life after 50 normal for me

Despite ET, life after 50 normal for me

I reached the 50 plateau a few years back, thus I think I know a thing or two about living life at age 50 or over. This week in the…

IRS tells me to pay up or go to jail- oops it’s a scam

IRS tells me to pay up or go to jail- oops it’s a scam

Sitting in my office, writing checks with money I don’t have, I got the call. A man with a thick accent- like one of those Indian accents you get from…

Old Man Winter needs to disappear

Old Man Winter needs to disappear

Okay, Old Man Winter can go away now. Bring back the mild weather we had in December, and I’ll be doing just fine. My old bones simply can’t adjust to…

Case of the missing cats

Case of the missing cats

A lot of people love their family pets, myself included. We have two dogs, and for the most part, they are a joy. Others consider cats their pet of choice.…

“Giving Spirit” alive and well here

“Giving Spirit”  alive and well here

I know I have written this a lot, but I am truly amazed at the “giving spirit” of so many people in our area. I’m writing this two days before…

Acts of kindness more important than receiving gifts

Acts of kindness more  important than receiving gifts

For me Christmas and the holidays are more about acts of kindness, and less about receiving presents. At my age I would rather see a smile on a child’s face,…

Christmas is a time to help others

Christmas is a time to help others

A local businessman once told us our Christmas Wish program was a farce. His contention was that some of the people we were helping were also getting help from a…

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you had a rough year? Think again! So I’m visiting my Alzheimer’s plagued mother last night in Lansing. We had a close call. She was supposed to be…