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Don't Rush Me

Donuts make Don smile.

Remembering Domino Dots and three-year-old Sean

At the behest of my very own, personal physician, Dr. Marie Livieratos, out of Clarkston, I'm trying to me a little more healthy. I'm trying to move more, so three or four times a week I'll either ride my stationary bike for 45 minutes or go out for a three mile walk/jog (emphasis on the walk)....more >>

My Way

Making a deal with the Devil

"The Devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin' for a soul to steal. He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind. He was willing to make a deal." Musician Charlie Daniels It's rather sad and unsettling that just as some well-respected American universities are finally ridding their campuses of Chinese influence, the Oxford school district is poised to expand it here by potentially giving the Weiming Education Group a place to build a brick-and-mortar base of operations....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The Ig Nobels are out and Michigan represents.

Read and discover another incredible use for BACON!

Folks who have weekly subjected themselves to the ramblings of a mad man may remember one of my favorite times of the year is September. September is when the pointy-headed brainiacs out east (way out east in Cambridge, MA) get together and present the Ig Nobel Prizes....more >>

Letters to Editor

School board candidates ask district to postpone decision on Chinese dormitory Editor's Note: The following letter was sent to Oxford Schools Superintendent Dr. William Skilling and the Oxford Board of Education....more >>

Jim's Jottings

You're better off now?

And remember: Be nice to one another

Recently President Barack Obama asked each of we U. S. citizens: "Are you better off today than you were six years ago?" Others have asked the same question. But it's such a broad question there can be no single answer....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Some good old news -- Thank you Old Farmers Almanac!

A long time ago publishers of The Old Farmer's Almanac had The Oxford Leader on its mailing list. Which means each year, I got a free copy. I don't know why they quit, and I don't know why I didn't start buying it at the local drug store....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Challenge accepted...again

It's the beginning for brisk winds, sweatshirts, cider and donuts. Time to prepare for ghoulish of all holidays - Halloween. For millions of writers around the world the month of October is the countdown to November and to National Novel Writing Month....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader support for Lieblang, Deering Dear Editor, I would like to publicly support current school board president, Rosalie Lieblang and candidate, Dr. Donald Deering for the Clarkston school board election in November....more >>

Guest viewpoint

School board's role is to oversee plan, president says

It is often difficult to follow the proceedings of a public body such as the School Board. As we state at the beginning of the Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) Board meetings — School Board meetings are to conduct the board's business and are not a community hearing....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1966: The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 for orbit around the moon
1972: Operation Linebacker I, the bombing of North Vietnam with B-52 bombers, ends. The war in neighboring Cambodia goes from bad to worse.