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Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel Will Rogers is remembered for saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Today he would probably change it to “person” he didn’t like. That didn’t mean he always agreed with everyone or embraced their ideas. Rather, he was a humanitarian who believed everyone deserved respect and dignity. He […]

Focus on U.S. opioids, drug crisis

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Now the Mueller Report is in and collusion and obstruction haven’t been found, I hope as a nation we can start dealing with more important issues like opioids, health care, cost of prescriptions and immigration. It starts with our elected representatives in Washington, D.C., and the legacy press in New York […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Crash Men don’t name cars. At least that’s the way it was. “Sparky’s growling,” your wife would say. Needs a muffler, you’d answer. “How do you know her feelings aren’t hurt?” Now it’s different. As soon as you say, “Buffy’s rattling,” she has the hood open, making like Mrs. Goodwrench. Advise, […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel The other morning I realized I hadn’t heard anything about Saugatuck’s 2019 Tony Vettori Citizen of the Year Award. There’s a good reason. The award wasn’t given last year and nothing has been done this year … yet. We can fix that. There are many great people in our area who […]

Prepare to pay more at pump

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher When newly-elected Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed a 45-cent gas tax hike a couple weeks ago, many of her constituents were up in arms. Opposition came from all sides when Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey rolled out her plan to increase that state’s gas tax by 10 cents. There’s a big difference. […]

Blue Star

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Ele-Mental Scarcely a day goes by I’m not asked where the elements come from. The stars, I say. “All 118 of them?” They mean elements. Astronomers estimate there are many more stars; 100 million per galaxy times 2 trillion galaxies. I’m sure they made up some formula to guess this. Our […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel I had to stop by a mobile phone store to have tinkering done to my flip phone. The tech whistled, “Haven’t seen one of these dinosaurs for a while.” He fixed it, then asked if I would be happier trading it in on a device that would let me text, […]

Why oh why must we change time?

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher It’s time to give Daylight Saving Time the boot. The hour of lost sleep Sunday morning and driving to work in the dark … I’m not crazy about it. To that end, Rep. Michelle Hoitenga has introduced in the Michigan legislature a bill that would do just that: make ours one […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor A Giant Leap Why does the Space Age seem so yesterday? It was. Neil Armstrong took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” onto the moon 50 years ago and we leapt backward not long after. Why? Getting there wasn’t cheap or easy. The Saturn V rocket […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel The story has been told of how President Theodore Roosevelt visited the National Cathedral shortly after ground had been broken. When he asked three workers what they were doing, the first said he was moving a pile of building stones from one pile and putting them into another. The second […]