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Don't Rush Me

Let's show some love to ear wax

In the past I have discussed the logistics of feet sweating something like 91 quarts of sweat a year. I have delved into the mysterious differences between men and women. I have even had the courage to explore what happens to a penny after it is swallowed....more >>

Guest opinion:By Eric Wilson Oakland County Road Commissioner

State needs to raise gas tax to fix potholes

Enough is enough. Enough cold weather, snow and potholes. We've seen more than our share of record cold weather and snow. These have led to icy roads, countless potholes, challenging gravel roads and all manner of unpleasant conditions....more >>

Guest Opinion:Oakland Circuit Court Judge Rudy Nichols

Freedom of association it is a strongly held view by many people, in fact even grafted into our Constitution. It is so engrained that we are often told we should not engage in guilt by association....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Fall on your sword

We all make mistakes. We don't live in a perfect world, and it would be pretty boring if we did. Sometimes when you make mistakes you just need to admit it, apologize and hope you can move forward....more >>

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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Think you're indispensable? Read this poem...

It seems like our governmental leaders, and would-be DC leaders, are hell-bent on making us a dependent nation. The President is leading the effort to widen the dole base and shrink the work force....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
331: Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire. Alexander's First Great Victory.
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.