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April 09, 2014

My Way

Time for school critics to put up or shut up

To all those folks who have been unhappy with the direction of the Oxford school district over the last seven years, now is your chance to act. In November, four seats a voting majority will be up for grabs on the school board....more >>
March 26, 2014

My Way

Open the piggy bank and give us a break

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a government entity that's sitting on a mountain of extra money asks the beleaguered taxpayers to reach into their well-worn pockets and give more....more >>
March 05, 2014

My Way

Candidates wanted needed for village council

"There never was, for any long time, a corrupt representative of a virtuous people; or a mean, sluggish, careless people that ever had a good government of any form." Edmund Burke Oxford Village government is broken....more >>
February 12, 2014

My Way

Tobacco is not porn

Only in today's world could a store that sells tobacco be equated with a business that deals in pornography. Case in point, the Oxford Village planner has suggested adding businesses that deal in tobacco to the "adult uses" category of the municipality's zoning ordinance because there are some concerns about having "family unfriendly uses" in the downtown area....more >>
February 05, 2014

My Way

Oh man, a rerun!

Editor's Note: As this nightmare of a winter continues to drag on, I find myself with nothing else to do but watch reruns on TV. So, I figured why not rerun a column. Enjoy this one from December 5, 2012....more >>
January 29, 2014

My Way

Give NOTA a break

I'll be honest, I've never liked the way Downtown Development Authorities are funded in Michigan. In a nutshell, DDAs get their money by capturing tax dollars from other entities' millages....more >>
January 22, 2014

My Way

LO gets a deal, Oxford taxpayers get the shaft

Oxford Village taxpayers should feel a special kinship with the Greek mythological character Atlas. Legend has it that Atlas and his fellow Titan gods rebelled against the younger Olympian gods led by Zeus....more >>
December 25, 2013

My Way

Village did the right thing; NOTA should, too

Normally, I'm ticked off at the Oxford Village Council. It usually has something to do with it wasting my tax dollars, denying voters their right to choose or rambling on and on for hours....more >>
December 18, 2013

My Way

You're just a kid what do you know?

"Don't trust anyone over 30." Back in the turbulent 1960s, that was a popular slogan among members of the Yippie/Hippie New Left. As much as I disdain that anti-American movement's treasonous politics, I must admit there might be a bit of truth in that slogan when it comes to the way some adults view young people, particularly teenagers and children....more >>
December 04, 2013

My Way

I won't forget Merle

Somewhere Merle Smith was smiling this weekend. That's because much to his delight and my dismay his Ohio State Buckeyes beat my Michigan Wolverines Saturday in a very close game in Ann Arbor....more >>
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