Wild Night brings out the best in them

While they weren’t exactly howling at the full moon, they did have a wild night. Members and friends of the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy gathered at Indian Springs Metropark’s Discovery Center last Friday for the 5th Annual Wild Night Out Benefit Auction. ‘We had over 130 guests,? NOHLC executive director Katie Anderson said. ‘Proceeds […]

Historic Fort Wayne’s losing battle

This past weekend we packed up a backpack with turkey sandwiches and oatmeal cream snacks, loaded up the lads Shamus and Sean and took a trip to Detroit. Our destination: right where Livernois Avenue almost dumps into the Detroit River — as the crow flies, about a mile from the sunny shores of Canada. It’s […]

Toenails and all, boys will be boys

I have never questioned whether or not my sons, Shamus and Sean, are true to the Boyhood Club. Time and again they prove themselves. Much to the chagrin to the women in their lives (mother, grandmas, aunts and some cousins) the boys are members of this secret society of fledgling Neanderthals. Of course, the Neanderthals […]

Mom’s Football Clinic open to public

Ladies, put on your (game) faces and leave the high heels at home. The gridiron is calling your name; its sweet siren is softly saying, ‘Mom, come to me. Come see what I am doing with your sons.? The Oxford Football Club is hosting its ‘first annual? Mom’s Football Clinic this coming Tuesday (August 6) […]

‘Let my son come home?

(Part of a Series) By Don Rush Assistant Publisher It may sound strange, but for one man the trip to Lake Orion, Michigan, from Lake Orion, has been a long one. The road Larry K Drum has taken has been hard, winding and uphill. Drum, an Eagle Scout, graduate of Lake Orion High School, member […]

Don’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.? […]

A lot of nothing going on . . .

I guess you can imagine how warm and fuzzy I felt after reading this headline: FBI admits to wiretapping wrong numbers Patriot Act critics irked by mistakes made during terrorism investigations Yep, I felt confident that something is not as it should be. Them thar heart cockles were sure heated up after I read that […]

Texting equals TEOCAWKI

While I am not saying it’s time to gather your family for the group hug preceding the End of Days, I am prophesying the end of civilization as we know it. Kiss 130,000 years of modern man’s advancement in technology and societal evolution, good-bye. Our time on this ball of rock spinning in the heavens […]

Pistol-packin? mamas, papas, aunts and uncles

This past Sunday was a good day for a picnic and for packin? heat. About 150 people from across the state came to Oxford Township’s Seymour Lake Township Park in support of Michigan open-carry gun rights — it is lawful to carry a legally registered pistol, as long as it’s holstered and not concealed. There […]

Peanut butter and hot sauce

Now, as we have turned the page from a hot, dry summer to a soggy and cool fall, fathers across the area are finding time to be with their sons. These bonding experiences, though varied, are annual rites of passage and usually take place in the great out-of-doors. I, red-blooded American dad, am no different […]