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Jim's Jottings

Listening well sadly a lost art for most

Our guest speaker at Oxford Rotary Club recently was one of the best I've ever heard. Dinah Brinson's message was primarily about listening: "We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less....more >>

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Calls from over/or under seas

Got another unwelcome call from a man with a foreign, to me, tongue wanting to talk to me about the expired warranty on my 10-year old Ford. At first I thought it good he found a calling job in America, but he might have been living off shore....more >>

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News from hither and yon

I've been told that I have cataracts for years. For the same number of years, doctors have given me no reason to be concerned. Only recently did an eye-man tell me to get serious about it....more >>

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Things have changed since 1875

There's never enough time for many of us to find the records and stuff that we promised ourselves we'd never forget. However, in doing some current looking I found stuff I think you'll enjoy....more >>

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Tips and fun from the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac

Do inspectors who don't find flaws in cars until after somebody buys them, and are recalled later, ever get fired? A Cardiac Specialist suggests drinking a glass of water before going to bed to avoid heart attacks....more >>

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Michigan taxes, roads, railways and Prop. 1

I've pretty much accepted Governor Snyder to lead our state. Since he was elected to lead Michigan in 2010, and having survived his Nerd nick name it's time to re-read some of his actions....more >>

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Helter and Skelter

In my youth, I could look at a person wearing earrings and know they were female. Today, not so. I don't know what Governor Snyder meant in his state of the state message that Michigan was "structurally unemployed" and "We need relentless positive action....more >>

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Call your healthcare provider

Being on the second nine of life, I'm extremely aware of the most repeated advice in all medication guides: "Call your heathcare provider." If it's a symptom, your self diagnosis conclusions, passing comment by a stranger or something in a political cartoon that gave you pause, call your healthcare provider....more >>

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Cracking concrete and bad roads. Why?

On January 4 my interest in flawed and cracking concrete was aroused by a front (full) page newspaper article. Since then, I've read more articles about cracking concrete, and watched a 3-hour tv show on the subject....more >>

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Depression thinking, clowns and computers

This will be another Jim's Jottings probably not worth remembering. In fact I can't think of any memorable ones I've written since starting them in 1955. 1 was born in 1926, soon after the beginning of THE GREAT depression....more >>
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