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Murphy’s Law hits the Maurers

Wow, what a week it has been around the Maurer household. As most of you know, the man of the house is slowly recovering from hip replacement surgery – and…

Refineries, not Arabs hijacked gas prices

Something’s missing in this year’s presidential campaign. Candidates Obama and Romney talk about all sorts of issues- granted not in great detail, but at least they talk about them. Just…

Important memos

OK, all you mom’s out there….for your shopping list, “bread, milk, eggs, acrylic acid….” that’s right. Don’t forget the acrylic acid. It turns out that’s the main ingredient in disposable…

You can sure tell it is October

October is definitely here again. I am not talking about the weather, although it is completely “fall” out there with peak colors reported all over the center of northern and…

State ballot proposals

A couple of readers have asked if we are going to write about the State Proposals that are on the general election ballot. My first response was that information is…

Ahoy there!

The U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t hear many cases. Thousands are submitted to the Court, but they only pick a few [called “granting certiorari”] to be heard. The Court only picks…

Lawyer advertising

  I’ve never liked advertising by lawyers. Before the 1970s it was unethical and prohibited by the Bar Association. I wish it were still that way, but the wheels of…

Why aren’t we shopping locally?

I don’t care what they say in California or Texas, the economy hasn’t gotten much better. Here, in Central Michigan we work very hard each and every day just to…

It’s early but we did get a little ‘color tour’

Jack’s in the hospital recovering from his first ever major surgery, a hip replacement. I have to say he is doing pretty well considering all he has been through in…

Hot Coffee and Meats

Last Monday, September 17th, marked the 150th anniversary of theBattle of Antietam. Named for Antietam Creek by the Union and Sharpsburgby the Confederates, the battle was fought September 17th, 1862.…