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My Way

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 23rd
1813: Stephen A. Douglas, American politician.
1897: Lucius D. Clay, U.S. military governor of occupied Berlin.
1902: Halldór Laxness, Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic novelist (The Fish Can Sing, Paradise Reclaimed).
1926: J.P. Donlevey, American-born Irish writer (The Ginger Man).
1926: Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
April 23rd
in history
1865: Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munsford Station, Alalbama.
1895: Russia, France, and Germany force Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.
1896: Motion pictures premiere in New York City.
1915: The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA.
1920: The Turkish Grand National Assembly has first meeting in Ankara.