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The season begins

Our vacation season has officially begun! It started last Friday with an extended weekend at the camper and we had a pretty good time, although everything didn’t go quite as…

City versus Country- I will take the latter every time

City versus Country- I will take the latter every time I’ve gotten a lot of flak for the anti-morel hunting piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago. You know…

The lure of sunshine plus a perfect day

This is a wonderful time of year – sunny and warm with multitudes of blooms all around the yard. Not so great for getting my computer work done though I…

Making Law

In the legal world “making law” refers to a case that creates, expands, or changes existing law.  Sometimes these are cases having huge significance, like Roe v. Wade or Brown…

Tax reform, alternative energy, less aid to Pakistan- can Camp make it happen?

Our Congressman, Dave Camp (R-Midland) stopped by the other day to announce he was running for re-election. I’m thinking, so what! Camp has been in Congress for 21 years, and…

Just more spring bits on the Tobacco

I almost called boss Mike earlier this week. I found a couple of big Morels, each more than four inches tall. They were real beauties, but too far past their…

Medical bills outrageous- time to act

Our Congressman, Dave Camp stopped by the office the other day, to basically announce his candidacy for re-election. I peppered the veteran lawmaker with questions about various topics. The one…

Oh wow it is May again.

I love this time of year. Winter, with luck, is more than six months away and we have the whole summer to look forward to. It might still be a…

Clueless in the backwoods

I’m clueless. Spending most of my life in metro Detroit and Florida, I don’t get many aspects of life as a northern Michigander.  In other words, this city boy hasn’t…

All Carded Up, and Nowhere to Go

The State of Michigan just can’t figure out what to do about marijuana. They don’t want to legalize it since that would set off a howl from the solid citizens…