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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 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.