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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Least Interesting Man in the World Squirrels are eating The Commercial Record. Well, our building at least. They gnaw on the wood outside and stand to reduce us in time to sawdust. Thought Internet competition, declining print revenues and so on were threats? Death by North Korean warheads …? Mere […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Chicago, our southern suburb, recently marked the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of its giant Picasso sculpture. The piece was instantly polarizing. Some people loved it; others thought it was a monstrosity that should be taken to the nearest steel mill and melted. A half-century later it remains controversial. We […]

Eclipse gazing, not so much

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Are you ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse this Monday? Have you acquired your special paper eyewear that protects your eyes from the eclipse? I haven’t seen so much hysteria over a two-minute event, well, since May when the Kentucky Derby was run in 2 minutes and 12 seconds. […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Word Jail I used to think ratings were overrated. Who conducts these polls that mass media — in its rush to cut costs paying real journalists and fill space that used to held substance with info-tainment — now makes ubiquitous? What are their goals and criteria used to make their comparisons? […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Summer always brings back memories. Long days of time off school, which, after the first week or so, seemed long days of boredom. One of the true joys of these lingering summer days comes near twilight when the first fireflies, or lightning bugs as they are sometimes called, rise out […]

Good riddance to California

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher There are a couple movements gathering signatures as we speak to remove California from the United States. The high-profile groups “Yes California” and “California National Party” expect to get the issue on the state ballot within the next couple years. Political pundits say if the issue gets on the ballot, it […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor I am starting a series called Physics Made Easy for students who have zero interest in it. Lessons will lessen your knowledge; you can thank me later. Part one:   Alien Birds If you think space is void, you’re full of it. An Iowa physicist who monitors radio waves in the […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel The name June Foray may not trip off our tongues, but we all knew her voice. She died in late July at age 90. During her career as a voice actress, she brought to life “Granny” and a host of other characters on those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons we watched […]

U.S Congress, Presidency have become bad joke

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Man, if I ran a business as dysfunctional as Congress and the West Wing, I would see bankruptcy as quickly as Anthony Scaramucci was boot-ed out of the White House. The dysfunctionality that pervades both branches of government is beyond comprehension. In the case of Congress, it’s a fact, as it […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Needed progress was made at Monday’s special Saugatuck Township Fire District board meeting (see related story elsewhere in this edition) attended also by township zoning administrator Steve Kushion and supervisor Jon Phillips. I wrote the text that ensues last weekend, before that meeting, and saw much of the peacemaking it calls […]