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Tax Freedom Day this week!

I know, "whoopie."

Okay everybody, take a long, deep breath. Take your eyes away from the page, close 'em and let that breath leave your body. Relax. Come this Thursday, April 17, every upstanding, taxpaying Michiganian will have theoretically worked enough this year to pay off the government....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

Things that matter and thoughts to ponder

Charles Krauthammer discussed

I was roasted April 12 to the extent the meat thermometer stuck into me, burst its bulb, and my skin turned a dark shade of crust. I felt a deep concern for the people who orally expressed cruelty toward me that would make a water-boarder envious....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Jottings on 'roos, reporters and peaches

It lightens my day just seeing a bunch of kangaroos bouncing across a desert in some commercial. To the geniuses behind the 'roo marketing: Trouble is, I don't remember what they are advertising....more >>

Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Two keys

Motivation and inspiration. Two powerful words standing side by side together and keys for success in the next few months. Right now, I am getting my body ready for upcoming events....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find endless hope this Easter

"The Barna Group, found that 69 percent of U.S. adults celebrate Easter as a religious holiday." This is indeed great news because what that means is there is a great opportunity for the churches in and around Clarkston to live out the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ....more >>
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Born July 4th
1872: Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).
1883: Rube Goldberg, Pulittzer Prize-winning cartoonist.
1898: Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.
1905: Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.
1927: Neil Simon, American playwright (The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue).
July 4th
in history
1862: Charles Dodgson first tells the story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole during a picnic along the Thames.
1863: The Confederate town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.
1881: Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.
1894: After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declares Hawaii a republic.
1895: The poem America the Beautiful is first published.