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Hey chump, if you won’t vote, you can’t talk trash

Mike Wilcox, Publisher/Editor A few people I know tell me they don’t vote because government is corrupt and casting a ballot doesn’t matter, because the system is rigged. Others tell…

Oldugly declares his “write-in candidacy”

Oldugly declares his  “write-in candidacy”

A neighbor from back in the day named Frank Rowley shared this “tongue-in-cheek essay with me, and I thought it was an exceptional read for those of us who are…

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…