America, where art’thou now?

This weekend, as we celebrate the birth of our nation — this republic — this representative style of government — we should all feel blessed. Blessed for what we once had and may someday have again. Slowly, but as sure as Republicans and Democrats meet after-hours to joke, drink and slap each others? backs for […]

I hear a resounding silence

In the last few weeks I received a total of two comments from two different individuals concerning the following (first published in the middle of May). ‘And finally from a local seasoned citizen ? ‘On paying taxes for non-primary households, well, it’s my view that NO one over 65 should pay school taxes. We are […]

Hey, young readers

An epic tale, full of bravery, loyalty and betrayal from the days of yore in Christendom has been brought to life only a few miles from here. A stone’s throw over the county-line in Lapeer, author Michael P. Spradlin has created a wonderful yarn for young readers to get lost in — The Youngest Templar […]

Public blogging of Rush starts now

Sometimes (I guess) you should be careful of what you wish for’right? On our website this week, I lobbied for and got a new thingamabob gizmo added. (How’s that for computerese lingo?) When you go to our website (www.oxfordleader.com), on the left hand side of your computer screen, under the heading ‘Columns? you will see […]

Better than I deserve

Historically speaking, this is the time of year, the one day of 365, we set aside to be thankful for graces bestowed. And, it is no secret it will be harder for some to be thankful this year. There has been loss of love; much financial calamity; emotional pain; too much suffering — and, I’m […]

‘Peeking in the Past? raises concern

‘I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine, there’s gotta? be a little rain, sometime. . .? — a song some country and western chick sang in the early 1970s I don’t know why that song popped into my head when I sat down at the trusty keyboard […]

Living life and loving it or . . .

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don’t ask of it. But, work it did. As a matter of factuality, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I was up and writing at 4 in the […]

Living life and loving it, or . . .

Whilst thinking about Thanksgiving and blessings for a column last week, my mind kept working. Which for me is kinda amazing. Letting my mind work is something I don’t ask of it. But, work it did. As a matter of factuality, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I was up and writing at 4 in the […]

Cook-to-own

Sometimes life is circular in motion — just ask Tiffany Turnbull. For 30 years, Revere’s Mexican Restaurant was a favorite destination for residents of Oxford and Orion. It was started, owned, operated, closed and then reborn in Lake Orion (behind the Taco Bell on the west side of M-24, south of Heights Road) under the […]

Death by hamster

I can’t help it. I know it’s not funny. I know it’s not a joke. But ‘death by hamster? just sounds funny to me. I am bad. I’m going to Hades. I can’t help it. I can’t stop thinking about those three folks who died because they received donated organs infected with some sort of […]