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Don't Rush Me

You Are The Boat

One woman's quest to help others through words

Oh -- I don't know, a little over a year ago I think -- Pam Belding (or as I like to call her, Red) started sending me the ever-evolving manuscript she was writing. I hoped she did it so I could edit....more >>

My Way

I'll miss Tom

Anyone who knows me or reads my column knows there aren't many people who hold public office that I like. There are plenty I tolerate. There are plenty I speak to because professionally I'm obligated to....more >>

Government 'authorities' run amok

By Jack McHugh Mackinac Center for Public Policy The just concluded 96th Michigan Legislature was momentous, enacting a long list of beneficial reforms that will make this a more free and prosperous state....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Can you hear the people sing?

I was a bit surprised with an email I received recently regarding the upcoming Legislative Lunch at this year's Michigan Press Association annual convention. "Like many industries in Michigan, the Michigan Press Association has to keep strong relations in Lansing to avoid having our business legislated OUT of business....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Parents thankful for school, community rescuers

Dear Editor, It was the day you always fear, the day you get a call from your child's school saying, "there has been an accident and EMS is here with your Jacob. I don't have any other details....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for Memorial Candle Lighting Service support

Dear Editor, Thank you to the many people who helped with our Fifth Annual Holiday Memorial Candle Lighting Service on Dec. 11. Special thanks to Clarkston Community Church for opening the doors to their beautiful church and many gracious members from the church who assisted behind the scenes....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Everyday symbols can have deeper meaning

One thing that has always fascinated me has been the power of symbols. They are concrete things, images, or even sounds that have more value than what simply meets the eye or ear....more >>
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Born March 5th
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
1948: Leslie Marmon Silko, writer (Ceremony).
March 5th
in history
1766: Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1793: Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821: James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905: Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1912: The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.