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Can I stop drinking coffee?

Can I stop drinking coffee?

Forgive me if I’m a little groggy this morning. My wife has challenged me to give up coffee and this is the first morning I haven’t partaken. To be honest,…

Tariffs on paper will hurt us

Tariffs on paper will hurt us

I got a call a week ago from one of our newspaper printers. He said, “Mike did you see the news? The feds have slapped a tariff on newsprint and…

Madness reigns in March

Madness reigns in March

They call the NCAA basketball tournament “March Madness” for a reason and without a doubt this year’s first weekend of the single-elimination tournament provided us with more “madness” than since…

Daylight saving time makes no sense

Daylight saving time makes no sense

In the immortalized words of David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, “ here I go again.” It’s another year and another rant as to why daylight saving time should go…

Violent society contributes to school shootings

Violent society contributes to school shootings

Thoughts continue to run through my head about ways to prevent school violence. As I have those thoughts, last week was particularly violent as schools across the nation dealt with…

Stop the talk- fix school shootings now

Stop the talk- fix school shootings now

I’ve been encouraged to write my thoughts in the wake of the horrific school massacre that took place in Parkland, Florida, and the resulting debates over how it could have…

Winter Olympics, more curiosity than competition

Winter Olympics, more  curiosity than competition

I’m not a fan of winter. I hate cold weather and I don’t like the snow and ice it sometimes brings. Back when I was a teen and young adult,…

Moon, Mars citizen missions coming soon

Moon, Mars citizen missions coming soon

Back in the day when I lived on the Space Coast, we use to jump in our pontoon, cruise to near the launch point, and get a birds eye view…

Most Valuable Super Bowl Player- Chris Long

Most Valuable Super Bowl Player- Chris Long

While all eyes were on Justin Timberlake, a slew of new and clever commercials, Tom Brady and the Philadelphia Eagles punishing running game, one Eagle defensive player was risking life…

Obscure artists, politics take over Grammys

Obscure artists, politics take over Grammys

I thought I was a trendy sort of guy, on top of the latest music- that is until I began watching the Grammys last Sunday. If Kendrick Lamar’s unintelligible hip-hop…