L. Brooks Patterson describes Detroit Water & Sewer as broken

Last week in these parts was — well, newsflash — it was cold and snowy. Aside from that, I attended my first State of the (Oakland) County address and my first Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs Quality of Life committee meeting. And, I will get to them later. * * * First I […]

From spring, through summer, into fall: Tiger Love

I have to come clean. I need to purge my soul. Get things straight with The man upstairs. Uhmm . . . I have been immersed in a summer-long affair. Yep, it’s true. But, what you don’t know is that dear wife Jennie — always a gamer — was involved, too. I know, I know […]

One man can bring down the government?!

I was listening to an old-timer last week and he said something that kinda stuck with me for a while. His words bounced back and forth between the walls of my skull, like a ping-pong ball in the black void of nothingness that sits atop my shoulders. We both attended a public meeting of a […]


Two years worth of preparations and hard work have culminated, and Brandon Township resident Nathan Hunter, couldn’t be happier. His foray into entrepreneurship, Positive Vibration Wine Bar, is now open. Located in Orion Township, Positive Vibration boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with low lighting, dark brown leather chairs and couches for lounging. There […]

Let’s show some love to ear wax

In the past I have discussed the logistics of feet sweating something like 91 quarts of sweat a year. I have delved into the mysterious differences between men and women. I have even had the courage to explore what happens to a penny after it is swallowed. I have provided a veritable font of wisdom […]

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

When I was a wee bit younger than I am now, I used to shake my head with sadness or shake my fists in anger — I used to get upset at the sheer volume of signs screwing up our roadsides. When I was too young to drive, back before seat belts were mandatory and […]

Dangit! It’s Sunshine week.

Despite the still colder than normal temperatures, this week you may see journalists across this far and wide land dancing jigs in the streets and in front of governmental buildings (kilts are optional). This seemingly pointless jubilation can only mean one thing: A. Free drinks at the pub down the street. B. Free lunch at […]

Michigan’s 2014 Winter Wonderland Is Too Much

So, here we are. We’re a few days away from April First (no fooling) 2014, and you know what? I still hear some freaks (and I state that lovingly) who want three more inches of snow, so we can ‘break the record.? This winter season Mom Nature and that nasty Old Man Winter hooked up […]

The power of the press doesn’t compare

There was a time when the term, ‘power of the press? meant something. It meant, we in the media could sit in our ivory towers, pick presidents, national causes — live as the power brokers we always dreamt we would be, but couldn’t afford. Reporter types throughout the years have come into the world without […]