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By Scott Sullivan Editor Blind In Greek mythology, the blind prophet Tiresias, undistracted by phenomena of the present, could see the future. Try shooting photographs in a deluge, blind. Not so easy. My mission, which I chose to accept, was to video the Sand Hill Crane All-Trail Half Marathon Saturday, then take still shots Sunday […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Woodchucks were my vegetable garden-loving father’s archenemy. No G-man was more ruthless when it came to eradicating his “public enemy number one.” If that seems a strange way to phrase it, so was his method to keep the garden varmint- free. Every day at lunch he would creep out the […]

Drug companies, doctors must do the right thing

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Most of us have heard of the opioids epidemic, but many are at a loss as to how and who to blame for it. A “60 Minutes” exposé which aired Sunday put the blame squarely on the drug distributors —namely the three largest, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health. The segment claimed […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor St. Nick’s Bones Santa Claus is dead but not buried in Bari. That’s the latest from archeologists who believe they’ve discovered the tomb of St. Nicholas under his namesake church in south Turkey. St. Nicholas — known for anonymous gift-giving and generosity that made him the prototype for Santa, St. Nick, […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel I’ll bet you wanted to be a fireman when you were growing up. And yes, “fireman” because it has only been a few decades since women were allowed to join the brigade, and now we call them “firefighters.” The big trucks and sirens thrilled us. Seeing crews swing into action […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor I Salute the Flag It’s a gift to make something out of nothing, albeit dubious. Take fusses about the new Saugatuck High School yearbook and athletes refusing to stand when the National Anthem is played before games. I vaguely recall being on my high school yearbook staff when we showed a […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel My friend John and I were walking back from the post office when the conversation turned to postcards. We were of an age when postcards were everywhere. Shops, restaurants, motels and other places all had at least one rack of them. A few places, especially motels, gave them away for […]

Senseless killings provide few answers

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Like many of us, I have been glued to the television watching in horror as the death and injury count mounts in the latest massacre of Americans. As I write this, 59 are counted dead and more than 500 were injured as they attended a country music outdoor concert in Las […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Mixed Messages Ever send or receive mixed messages? I got back-to-back ones within a minute from MR SONI CHRIS last week. The first, headed “Invitation: BENEFICIARY, YOUR PAYMENT is not cancelled,” continued, “This is our last and final notification to you regarding your payment released …” Except for the one headed […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel We’ve been stuck for most of the last quarter-century in Cyberia. Yes, I spelled it correctly. Cyberia (as opposed to the northern regions of Russia) refers to our reliance on social media, somewhere and somehow connected to cyberspace. I’m not certain just where cyberspace is located, nor interested in learning. […]