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A community filled with givers

May 18, 2016 We are asked almost continuously to give something to a worthwhile charity. more »»

Plan to arm Libya not a good one

May 18, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United State. more »»

Games people used to play

May 17, 2016 Though The Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society was published in 2009 it only recently came to my attention. I hope I’m not too late in bringing it to yours. more »»

We should expect better than recent Obama revelation

May 17, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Obama shouldn’t apologize for Hiroshima

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Not much respect given to Snyder, Judge Rhodes

May 16, 2016 Legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield is not the only guy who can't get any respect these days. A retired federal judge and a former big-shot CEO are right there behind him. Only problem is Mr. more »»

Number of chickenpox cases is alarming

May 14, 2016 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released what we view as a very disturbing statistic this week — chickenpox cases are on the rise in the state. more »»

Holcomb’s departure a loss for Alpena

May 14, 2016 One of Alpena’s community leaders will say goodbye this summer as he and his wife begin a new life adventure in Cassopolis. more »»

The law on personal flotation devices

May 14, 2016 With the weather warming up a resident wrote in and was questioning who needs to wear life jackets when kayaking or boating in Michigan with family and friends. more »»

A successful repair ... sort of

May 14, 2016 I had a rare victory in my lifelong battle with things the other day. The belt for the self-propel on the mower broke and I decided to replace it. more »»

Use fitness to get through changes in life

May 14, 2016 Changes in life can derail your health or changes in life can be used as fuel to improve your health. You decide. One local woman did it both ways. Her story is inspirin. more »»

Intimacy with God

May 14, 2016 You have to admit it. Craving intimacy with God is not at the top of everyone's list. Intimacy, ye. more »»

Use extra caution when burning

May 13, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that most of the state’s wildfires occur in three months — April, May and June. more »»

Don’t minimize the threat of Islamic terrorism

May 12, 2016 German authorities say there is no link between Islamic terrorism and a man who stabbed four people at a train station Tuesday. The attacker is just mentally ill, they explain. more »»

Ready for another sailing season

May 11, 2016 Spring hasn’t sprung as yet Up North but it’s close. more »»

Take step to be less dependent of foreign oil

May 11, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Taking it to the people

May 10, 2016 In continuing our discussion of inspiring stories from Michigan’s biggest city, this week we take a closer look at a nonprofit organization called Shakespeare in Detroit. more »»

Proposal revelation casts doubt on Obama being an environmental president

May 10, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

Now is time to find out about local budgets

May 9, 2016 It’s budget time in many Northeast Michigan communities. It’s a time when local government establishes its foreseeable expenses and projects its revenue to cover those expenses. more »»

The actions, reactions surrounding DPS

May 9, 2016 Even if you flunked physics, you understand the concept that for every action, there is a reaction. Ask the teachers in Detroit if they get it. more »»



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