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Get out of Afghanistan now

As the masterful orator – speaking of President Obama- prepares his speech for the United Nations General Assembly- a speech that debunks the idea that the yet unrecognized Palestinean state…

Off To College

This column originally was written in 2006. It bears repeating.   This month thousands of kids are headed off to college. For many of them this will be their first…

Frost predicted for this week!

I just got an email from the weather center in Grand Rapids that said our first frost of the season is expected Thursday or Friday. It’s too soon! By the…

Get a Grip

You and the Law Richard S. Allen, Attorney at Law What’s gone wrong with you people? I come back from vacation and what do I find? Sarah says the Chief…

A perfect weekend

Well maybe it was not a perfect weekend, but it was probably the best, and most fun of the summer for these old folks. After a long, sometimes hard and…

Remembering 9-11 – my life came crashing down

I remember it so vividly. It sticks indelibly in my brain, even though it happened 10 years ago. I’m writing about 9-11, the day the world changed. It changed for…

Signs of fall

The weather is still beautiful during the day, but have you noticed that the evenings are getting much cooler? It’s nice for sleeping after those hot humid days and stuffy…

Thoughts on getting old

by Pat Maurer A good part of this week has been spent on ideas and interviews for the 50+ section in this week’s review. 50+ doesn’t sound so old to…

Home alone dog chews up house

Bet you can’t guess this? What do the following items have in common: -          Three pairs of men’s shoes -          One pair of women’s sandals -          4 rolls of toilet…