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Let's hear it for the boards! Let's give the boards a hand!

Normally, I use my column space to criticize the actions of local governments and officials. And 99 percent of the time, they give me plenty of things to write about. Bless their corrupt, inept and lazy little hearts....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You can get the straight poop on T.P. here

Or, why bidets are, uhm, better?

You know I'm just like you (even if you're a chick). I am just an average Joe and every time a new year comes around I kinda want to do things better. And, if I can't do better, then maybe just doing them a little different will work, too....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Late gift ideas to be ignored (reprint from the first week in 2006)

It's been over three weeks since Jottings has been live, and in a way that's good. Had we been live recently, chances are we would have offered two gift ideas that would lighten your change drawer, while being totally unnecessary....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

Snow day magic

When flakes fell outside the front windows of The Clarkston News office last week, I thought of snow days. Those glorious unexpected holidays from school meant sledding, fort building, and cracking through the icy surface of what had been a puddle just the day before....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Life is circular, transcendent, as Mayans knew

For those of you who may not have noticed, the world ended last month. Not the physical world, as many had predicted, but the world as we know it. This may not be news worthy as it happens all the time, "I die every day" (1Cor 15:31) says the Apostle Paul....more >>
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Born April 20th
1807: Aloysius Bertrand (Gaspard de la Nuit), French poet.
1808: Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France.
1850: Daniel Chester French, sculptor.
1889: Adolf Hitler, Facist dictator of Nazi Germany (1933-1945).
1893: Harold Lloyd, film comedian.
April 20th
in history
1809: Napoleon defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria.
1836: The Territory of Wisconsin is created.
1841: Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story is published.
1861: Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. Army.
1879: The first mobile home (horse-drawn) is used in a journey from London to Cyprus.