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Dispensaries OK in my book as long as they are regulated

I'm pleased to see Oxford Township has been taking a rational, logical approach to the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries, instead of just prohibiting them. However, now it seems the fate of dispensaries is going to come down to whether the township board is willing to spend the tax dollars necessary to craft its own regulatory ordinance or take the cheap and lazy way out by just banning them....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What do frogs and bicyclists have in common?

They both get in the way!

So, I finally started reading the book, A Walk In The Woods, by Bill Bryson. Folks have been after me to read it for years . . . well, since 1998 when it was first published. The book is about Bryson's (a travel writer) trek along the 2,000-some-odd miles of the Appalachian Trail....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Shopping with a list doesn't stop duplicating

I can't count the number of times I've been lured into buying stuff without thought. Especially, in grocery sections. I most always shop with a list. Too often I don't look at it until I've got my basket half full....more >>

Feel like doin' some diggin'?

Out Loud: A column by Laura Colvin

Are you into Orion? Do you dig history? You've gotta check out iDig Orion. OK, so call me a little biased, but I love digging through old editions of The Lake Orion Review. It's a lot of fun to see who was doing what 20, 40, 60 years ago or more....more >>
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Born May 22nd
1844: Mary Cassatt, impressionist painter.
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, creator of the Sherlock Holmes series.
1907: Laurence Olivier, actor.
1920: Thomas Gold, astronomer.
1927: Peter Mathiessen, writer.
May 22nd
in history
1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially begins as the Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri.
1856: Senator Preston Brooks of South Carolina strikes Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner's earlier condemnation of slavery.
1863: Union General Ulysses S. Grant's second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.
1868: The Great Train Robbery takes place as seven members of the Reno Gang make off with $98,000 in cash from a train's safe in Indiana.
1872: The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners.