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By Scott Sullivan Editor PETA Each I inherited my white hair from my kid — i.e. naturally. Comes from stress. I did the same for my parents, who did their duty as I do now: feared they’d failed their children by inspiring similar fear in us we’d fail them. Talk about self-fulfilling. If we pass […]

Kingdom not magical to me

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher The Magic Kingdom is not so magical to this old curmudgeon. I was somehow convinced to chauffeur and partake in the wonders of Disney World with my wife, a friend and their 8-year-old daughter. It had been 15 glorious years since I’d last endured all that Mickey and his friends had […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Out Oh boy. Time to be anesthetized — not as I pine for during the Democratic presidential debates, but for real. Doctors are going to play Operation, ala the still-extant children’s game, with me as Cavity Sam. If you’re my age, you may not remember your wedding anniversary, divorce lawyer’s speed-dial […]

Of red ants and a wedding band

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I was looking forward to a great weekend, but first had to perform my Saturday morning ritual of pulling weeds. Two hours into this process I felt a sting on my left gloved hand. A group of red ants had bitten through the glove to cause it. I thought little of […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Leapin’ Lizards Be afraid. Be very afraid of fear mongers like me who pander to panic lovers to peddle papers. With all reporting on threats we cannot die soon enough. After 40 years I’m still trying to work through A’s in the alphabet. Last week it was alligators and asteroids. Since […]

To end mass killings, start by following through

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Few people follow through on what they say they will do, therefore ours is a society of unfulfilled promises. Parents don’t discipline their children. Instead they threaten. Teachers don’t force students to finish their homework. Doctors don’t force patients to follow through with proper health regimens. And of course when we […]

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Hippo Camp “Where are you sending your daughter this summer?” I asked Pete. “Hippocamp.” “She doesn’t look like a hippopotamus.” “Not Hippo Camp. Hippocamp, the small Neptune moon discovered recently by the Hubble Space Telescope.” “Won’t that be costly?” I asked. “Cold and distant?” “There’s no tuition. I just have to get her there,” Pete […]

‘Expired’ drugs not really that

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I read a lot in my line of work. One article last week nearly blew my mind. It’s premise was drug expiration dates are a myth; they are nearly as potent many years after that. The piece, co-published by ProPublica and National Public Radio, claims we have squandered $765 billion a […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel This will be my last column for a while, at least until the latter part of the year. It isn’t as much by choice as it is of necessity. Very simply, I have filed for a seat on the Saugatuck City Council and it isn’t appropriate to be running for […]