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Public officials should pay their bills, not have conflicts

I must say I'm a big fan of two of the six amendments being proposed for the Oxford Village charter. One of them is designed to prohibit public officials from having conflicts of interest while serving the community....more >>

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Keep your charity local

Last week, I encouraged everyone reading my column to shop locally as much as possible this Christmas season. This week, I'm encouraging everyone to do the same thing when it comes to their charitable giving....more >>

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Forget the mall and the internet; shop small, shop local

Well, the madness is officially upon us. Time to show family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, significant others and people we barely even know how much we truly care about them by buying a ton of Christmas gifts....more >>

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We're all going to die!

"Smoking takes 10 years off your life. Well, it's the 10 worst years, isn't it folks? It's the ones at the end! It's the wheelchair, kidney dialysis, adult diaper years. You can have those years! We don't want 'em, all right?" Comedian Denis Leary We're all going to die and there's not a damn thing we can do about it....more >>

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Legacy Center a win-win for community, taxpayers

Local entrepreneur Christian Mills is my new favorite person. Why you may ask? Because he is proving you don't need government or taxes to build a community center. Mills is the brains and the bucks behind the "Legacy Center: A Community in Motion," currently under development in the old Sea Ray plant located at 925 N....more >>

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An overdue apology to Sue and Helen

"Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed." Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche I've been thinking about this a lot lately and I would like to make a long-overdue formal apology to Oxford Township residents Sue Bellairs and Helen Barwig....more >>

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Time for part-time!

You know why nothing gets done in Lansing? You know why nothing ever really changes in that nest of vipers? It's because of us. Yes, 'We the People' are to blame. We're suckers and the Lansing politicians know we're suckers....more >>

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Wouldn't it be great if we all minded our own business?

"Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of improving or saving X, A is a scoundrel." H.L. Mencken Much like the late John Lennon, I too am a dreamer. But instead of dreaming about a filthy, hippy-dippy Marxist Utopia where nobody owns property and everybody spends hours in drum circles, I dream about a world where everybody minds their own business and leaves each other alone....more >>

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A few words about my friend Helen

My wife is fond of saying that Helen Smith is who she wants to be when she grows up. If more people had this goal, surely this sad old world would be a much better place. A world filled with Helen Smiths would be fiercely independent, loyal to the core, kind and generous to all, smart as hell, tough as nails, hard-working, fair-minded, dignified, humble, brave and above all, honest in word and deed....more >>

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Buy local unless you can save a buck and get a free cart, then forget local

The Oxford Village Council is full of hypocrites well, at least three-fifths of it is. Last week, I watched the council screw over a local business by picking a national trash hauler, Republic Services, to serve village households for the next five years beginning Sept....more >>
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