<
Home » Archives by category » Columns (Page 49)

Holidays

You and the Law Richard S. Allen, Attorney at Law Have you noticed that every time the subject of limiting government spending comes up, the immediate response is that it…

Be proud that you’re a Christian

Christmas, oops there I said it, is under attack, not only here in the United States, but in the United Kingdom as well. God forbid, Christmas, oops I mean the…

Acronyms – bah, humbug

During Public Comment time at the Clare Board of Education meeting Monday, Pam Weaver asked if reports including acronyms could be explained. “Sometimes I don’t have any idea what they…

Cleaning up the OTHER environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges.  I was visiting a natural beauty spot but…

Got any spare change?

I was just sent a Time magazine article on student loans. It’s pretty grim. This year the amount owed on student loans will go over 1 trillion, dollars. It already…

Cops, anti-war protesters wrong, money should go to Motley

News last week that Clare County taxpayers were going to have to shell out $122,500 to settle a lawsuit had me in a state of uproar. Knowing full well that…

And the race is on…

Well Hunting Season is in full swing again this year. Opening day was a quiet one, at least near the Maurer place. We didn’t hear any gunfire at all Tuesday…

How much is privacy worth?

There’s a particularly annoying commercial on TV for Progressive Insurance. It’s the one where the spokeswoman is dressed all in white and the sets are white as well. They run…

Writer comes up empty handed on hunting trip

I think I’m officially a Clare County resident now. Although, I’ve been living up here for 3 years, there are certain enjoyments (if you could call them that) that you…

Gladwin slashes budget, now Clare’s turn

If the Clare County Board of Commissioners truly wants to get the County budget in order, they need to look no further than a stone’s throw down M-61. Gladwin County…