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Here’s what I would say to graduates

Commencement exercises for young men and women across the nation began this month. It is a time for those earning their degrees from a college to graduate to adulthood and…

Before Trump there was Rodman

Before Trump there was Rodman

Long before the budding “bro-mance” between President Donald Trump and Little Rocket Man, Kim Jong Un became to be, there was flaky Dennis Rodman, who unbeknownst, and with a great…

My Mothers’ Day vow- no more Alzheimers

A few years ago my mother died from complications caused by Alzheimer’s. As with most Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers, it was a long arduous haul, and my siblings and I…

My Mothers’ Day Vow – no more Alzheimers

My Mothers’ Day Vow – no more Alzheimers

A few years ago my mother died from complications caused by Alzheimer’s. As with most Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers, it was a long arduous haul, and my siblings and I…

Ma and Pops deserve your patronage

Ma and Pops deserve your patronage

What goes around comes around, so they say, and I’m hoping that’s what is going to happen to our once vibrant neighborhood merchants. I’m old enough to remember my mom…

When will incompetence end?

When will incompetence end?

I usually save my political rants for U.S. senators and congressmen, but today I would like to focus on another group of elected officials that are sometimes as incompetent as…

Crappy weather follows me everywhere

Crappy weather follows me everywhere

So this is global warming? I can’t remember Old Man Winter ever hanging on so long. What we experienced in Michigan last week was out right cruelty at its best.…

No escaping back pain

No escaping back pain

My failed bid to quit coffee, which I outlined in last week’s column, drew quite a bit of attention from fellow coffee drinkers. Most were very understanding as I outlined…

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…