Hot damn! I got a stye in my eye!

Last week I got some great news. News that had me whistling happy tunes, snapping my fingers and tapping my toes. I had a stye in my eye — left to be exact. That’s it. That is my happy news. I went to the urgent care center in Oxford, sat down on the table-bed thing […]

Will Rogers was right:

Four years ago, this week we were knee-deep in presidential campaign politics. Guess what, we are now, too. Here’s what I wrote then, but what is best about that column was what I stole from humorist Will Rogers. It was the same four years ago, as it was 80 years ago. * * * Give […]

Weighing in where it really doesn’t matter

As I sit here at the home computer, images of my family, Jennie, Shamus and Sean flash across my monitor’s screen. Those I love. And, I think about them when I think of worldwide events. I wish the world was a better place — a place where folks ain’t out to destroy other folks just […]

Bats in your belfry?

Ahh. The nights are getting cooler. The greenery of majestic trees is getting a splattering of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Heck, our school’s gridiron heroes are tearing up the field. It’s almost fall. And, you know what that means. Yep, as the days grow shorter and colder, it is time man starts thinking about […]

Some thoughts while laboring on Labor Day

Okay, all you wussies — how many of you actually lounged on Labor Day? I know lounging wasn’t in my plans. So, now the 3-day weekend is over. It’s 6 a.m., I am in the office. I am tired. But, while I was still fresh and laboring this past Labor Day, I thought about an […]

Inquiring minds needed more now than ever

Chances are you’ve read a lot of news about or surrounding Clarkston Schools. There’s a good reason, it is our Number One beat (responsibility) to cover. The district touches everybody. Your kids or grandkids go there; you may have graduated from there; you may know someone who works there, and; if you live or own […]

Some e-mail etiquette, p-l-e-a-s-e!

For the most part I have little sympathy for chronic complainers. I guess, if you get right down to it, I have little sympathy for complainers, period. Whine, whine, whine. Moan, moan, moan. Complain, complain, complain, blah, blah, blah. I guess I am not that nice of a guy — definitely not sympathetic. But, if […]

Scams, Orion Skyways and more good stuff

I love readers! They are so helpful. Just when I hit a bump in the creative process, or there are too many unexpected turns in the road of work, readers call or mail something that can be used. So, without further eloquence . . . Linda S., from W. Oakwood Road, called me the other […]

Don’t expect to get my cell phone number

I have had a cell phone now for a couple years, but don’t expect me to give you the phone number. Even if I like you. Also, don’t look for the number on the bottom of my business card. My cell phone isn’t really for talking. It is for dear wife Jennie to be able […]

Over 200 golf, helping access to recreation

With a mission of opening up recreation to all, the second annual Raymond C. Davis, Sr. Access To Recreation Endowment Fund Golf Outing (on October 3) was a resounding success. ‘We doubled the number of golfers from last year,? outing organizer Ron Davis said. ‘It speaks volumes about what people thought of my dad, the […]