As we enter a new year a look to the past

My wife Jennie is always vigilant for possible column fodder for her very own husband. What follows she sent to me on April 6, 2004 at 9:24 a.m. If it is all true it would be very interesting reading. If it isn’t true, it is still interesting. So, as we say ciao to the year […]

Memorial Day and red poppies

‘Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!? — Something the Wicked Witch of the West may have uttered in the 1939 movie classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz? I know Memorial Day is at hand. And it’s not cuz I’m a veteran, genius or anything so noble or extravagant. Nope, not me. Atlas Township resident Jill Stodola wanted me to […]

Weekend drowning claims life of local man

The Memorial Day weekend turned tragic for the family of Oxford Township resident, Brent Alan Ford, 25. Ford died early Sunday morning, after he was found floating in Scripter Park Lake the evening before. ‘The medical examiners have determined Mr. Ford’s death was accidental drowning,? Oxford Police Chief Mike Neymanowski said, Monday morning. Neymanowski also […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,539

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. People smile more. They are more friendly. They tend to give more of themselves, for no other reason than it feels good to give. And, from that full feeling of warmth and goodness comes […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,539

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. People smile more. They are more friendly. They tend to give more of themselves, for no other reason than it feels good to give. And, from that full feeling of warmth and goodness comes […]

From under which rock did I emerge?

My dad always said, ‘Son, you should learn something new everyday.? I felt that was sound advice until I had about 15 years of living under my belt. And, by the time I graduated from college, I totally rejected Dad’s obsession with learning. Do the words ‘know,? ‘it,? and ‘all? mean anything to anybody? There […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,538

As I look back upon the thrilling holidays of yesteryear, I have come to believe those Christmases Past were magical. They were always white with snow. Everything sparkled. No strife. No sadness, only smiles and love. * * * While watching the 34th annual showing of Rankin-Bass? animated ‘classic,? Santa Claus is Comin? To Town, […]

Question:From under which rock did I emerge?

My dad always said, ‘Son, you should learn something new everyday.? I felt that was sound advice until I had about 15 years of living under my belt. And, by the time I graduated from college, I totally rejected Dad’s obsession with learning. Do the words ‘know,? ‘it,? and ‘all? mean anything to anybody? There […]

The plot thickened. Bread ties, part two

So last week I went against all things safe. I broke out and tattled on a powerful secret society — the secret bread baker society, the SBBS. I ratted them out and what they wanted suppressed and kept hidden from honest, God-fearing Americans like yourselves. Fearing not for my safety, only caring that the truth […]

Monster spray?

Let’s just say Jen and I are going a little nuts. Batty. Bonkers. Cuckoo for Coca Puffs. That bearded head you see nodding up and down and all around is not a 200-pound, walking bobble-head. It’s just me, dazed and confused. Sleep deprivation can do that to a parent. It’s not that Jen and I […]