I believe in Santa

Gosh, I want that feeling again. I want to live with the certainty — the complete conviction of a five year old. I want to have that unshakable belief in all things good. That if you do things good, only good things happen to you. I wish I didn’t have to grow up and learn […]

Fa-la-la-la-la and peace be with you

It is official. The holiday season is upon us. All aboard, Holiday Train 2005 is chugging? down the line! Get on or get out of the way, cuz it won’t stop until the last drunk falls into a tipsy slumber on January 1, 2006 — at the time of writing, a cozy 56 days away. […]

Damn-it Jim, I’m NOT a doctor!

This past Sunday was that wonderful Hallmark holiday, Father’s Day. To all the dads out there who love their children, who provide for their kids, who don’t shirk their duties, I tip my hat. I have long held the belief most fathers get gypped on this day o? dads. Kids are in school when Mother’s […]

I’m still seeing green spots

While Don basks in the glory as “Best Local Columnist,” here’s a best of (?) Don’t Rush Me from the archives. If you, like we, think Rush’s head is getting toooooo big, please write us! * * * As I write, I can see green spots. Let me stop you right there . . . […]

Former Gov. Milliken on board to help local family free Larry Drum

Second in series Efforts to free former Lake Orion resident Larry K. Drum are picking up speed. Former Michigan governor, William Milliken has written a letter to current Governor Jennifer Granholm. ‘I felt his (Drum’s) was a worthy cause,? Milliken said in a telephone interview last Friday. ‘He’s served long enough and his family has […]

Burlap and Beads are her dreams

Her dream is simple enough: ‘I want to be an artist and save the world.? Pam Belding, Brandon Township resident (via California, Brazil and Mexico) is a spitfire redhead with a zest for life and lots of energy. She’s taken her talent and her high energy and started a home-based business, Burlap and Beads. Folks […]

It’s all Captain Bob-Lo’s fault!

By writing — by sharing this maybe, just maybe, I can help others who had this terrible experience come to grips and move on with their lives? * * * Part of growing up as a person, maturing if you will, is understanding your past as it relates to your present, and therefore future (what […]

A letter about pillow fights and sheep.

This is a letter from a reader. His response came after reading a column I penned a few weeks ago concerning pillow fighting in Detroit. I am not sure how to do it, but I’m sure you computer whizzes out there can find that column to refresh your frontal lobes before diving into Robert’s letter. […]

You can’t take ‘no? as an answer

In the dating scene, ‘no? means no. When it comes to asking your mortgage provider to work with you on changing your mortgage, it’s a different story. ‘I hear it repeatedly,? says attorney Jim Porritt, Jr., when describing what area residents tell him after first calling their lender. ‘They say, ‘All I hear is no.? […]

Ya gotta? hand it to the man . . .

Let me preface this bit of columnistic excellence with: I get lots of e-mail. I like it. E-mail is fun, it is convenient and it helps my fast-becoming-smooth bit of gray matter come up with ideas to flesh out. I get jokes. I get lists. I get greetings and salutations from family and friends near […]