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By Scott Sullivan Editor How Now A new poll of 1,000 adults from each of the 50 states shows 7 percent believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. You mean it doesn’t? Forty-eight percent have no idea where it comes from. It — the data — comes from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Earning repute as a “steady worker” was the highest praise a young person could earn from a summer job. Not that we were interested in the accolade; we wanted the money. But for an employer to give that compliment and, even better, put it into a letter of reference was […]

Not how I’d planned my summer to begin

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher So summer has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar. For most of us summer arrived a couple weeks ago when the sweltering heat made its return and we engaged in all sorts of outdoor activities. My first summer weekend began innocently enough by shoveling a dump truck load of […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor The Wall It has come to my detention … er, It has come to hypertension … um, I hear President Trump wants to build The Wall out of solar panels. We know what The Wall is, right? Not the Berlin one President Reagan wanted Mr. Gorbachev to tear down. What a […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel The late Michael Philips and I were talking one afternoon. Well, he was talking and I was part of the audience listening in rapt attention. I recall what he told me about being in London during World War II: “It was war; we expected to be killed. That’s what made […]

Remembering my hero on Father’s Day

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher This week I gave pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried seven years ago, there isn’t a day I don’t think about him. I have conjured up dozens of great moments we have shared. I only hope I have been half the man and three-quarters of […]

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y Scott Sullivan Editor Brain Dust Moon Juice has released Brain Dust, “an enlightening blend of adaptogenic superherbs and supermushrooms that help combat the effects of stress to align you with the cosmic flow for great achievement.” I could use that. Between trying to edit a newspaper, promote running on legs said events have hobbled, […]

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Like the fictional “Dr. Who,” Saugatuck and Douglas seem to go through periodic transformations. We started as small pioneer towns, practically on the edge of the frontier. Naturally, agriculture was the major occupation. Then came the lumber era, especially after the Great Chicago Fire when millions of board feet of […]

War on terror is not hopeless

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Terrorism continues to be a subject I think about often. It’s hard for me to fathom Isis or homegrown radical terrorists killing people en masse in an Orlando nightclub or at an Arianna Grande concert. But as the London Bridge killings last weekend indicate, there are thousands of martyrs willing to […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Octopus Ethics PETA is on a roll. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, having taken credit for closing the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus, now wants Detroit Red Wings fans to stop throwing dead octopi onto the hockey arena ice. Ridiculous? Yes and yes: both the tradition of hurling the slimy […]