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September 10, 2014

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Another running start

My Crim run went well. My goal was to finish the 10-mile race, Aug. 23 up in Flint, within 1.30:00. I crossed the finish with a time of 1:27:01, an 8.42 minute/mile pace. My previous best was 2:02:09, in 2000....more >>
August 20, 2014

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Crim runner, finally

It was nice to read in the paper about local kids training with the Crim folks from Flint. Maybe I'll see some of them this weekend at the race. I've been training for the Crim for months now....more >>
July 23, 2014

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Parade etiquette

This week's letter to the editor regarding the incident at the Fourth of July parade is interesting. I was at Clintonwood Park getting ready for the veterans' activities during the parade so I missed it....more >>
June 25, 2014

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Uniform for Fourth

In what has become a tradition at Independence Township's Fourth of July festival in Clintonwood Park, veterans are invited to share photos, mementos, uniforms, and other items from their time in service....more >>
May 07, 2014

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Hashtag whatnow?

#whatisthisworldcomingto?
I ask in this way in an effort to be legible to those fluent in modern means of communications. I'm slowly entering the world of Twitter, which is usually a sign this particular internet platform is on its way out.
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April 09, 2014

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With warmer weather finally here, I decided it was time to shed the liner in my coat. I bought my new-for-me jacket during the dead of winter at Clarkston's Salvation Army on Sashabaw Road....more >>
March 19, 2014

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Yay spring!

The first day of spring is Thursday and I can hardly wait. This winter has been tough on one who recently acquired a taste for running outdoors on sidewalks not covered in banks of snow several feet deep....more >>
February 05, 2014

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Who, now?

With a stage production like "Peter Pan," Clarkston drama students will be sure to put their best British-type accents to use Captain Hook's evil threats just wouldn't sound the same otherwise....more >>
January 08, 2014

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Polar vortex

With all the talk of "polar vortexes" and almost record breaking snow and ice, I felt the need to check out Roland Emmerich's movie "The Day After Tomorrow." The disaster movie, in which global warming launches an ice age attack on the United States, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year....more >>
December 18, 2013

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Roads of snow

Last weekend's snowstorm did a thorough job on the roads, covering it with snow and ice and slowing traffic down to a crawl. Just in time for my trip out of town. I took it slow. I learned that lesson the hard way a few years ago, spinning out my car and totaling it during a late-season show fall on I-69....more >>
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