Let the light shine in and on!

Let the light shine in and on!

This week in Michigan is Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week, if you are in the know, is a week to shed light into the dark recesses of government, local, state and national. It is to promote transparency in government. The idea is pretty simple: The more the public knows, the more they can and will take […]

Local Doc on WJR & more Neanderthal philosophy

Local Doc on WJR & more Neanderthal philosophy

One of the nifty things about being a community newspaper dude (and Neanderthal Philosopher) is my seat, way up in the Ivory Tower, allows me opportunities to look down and observe. Other than dead people, I see things. I am witness to the highs and lows of communal life. I can keep tabs on your […]

I give you the Neanderthal Philosopher

I give you the Neanderthal Philosopher

Bouncing around inside that big empty space between my ears was an idea. Bing,               Bang,                                Bong! It ricocheted about, each time hitting a wall growing in intensity until the idea could no longer […]

On Deck Saturdays Start March 10

On Deck Saturdays Start March 10

A pergola with a retractable shade…awesome!  Learn about this great product and many more at the On Deck Saturdays at Dillman & Upton beginning Saturday, March 10, from 10 am to 2 pm in Downtown Rochester.  In addition to seeing all the latest deck materials and design ideas, meeting several pro builders in one place is a big plus […]

Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Stuff to think of on Valentine’s Day: taxes, crickets and then end of the male species.

Ah, February. Groundhogs, ice, snow and hearts of red, Valentine’s Day. To all, tell the ones you love that you love. And, if you really want to spice up your Valentine’s conversations, here are some topics to discuss. Taxation Without Representation Nothing can get your blood boiling like good lovin’ and talk about that which […]

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Thoughts on a cold Sunday night

Like over 100 million other Americans, this past Sunday I hunkered down to watch the 52nd playing of National Football League’s Super Bowl. And, like many I have thoughts (unlike you, I can publish mine in print — yup, it’s great to be me). * * * This was the first big game in years […]

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

Editorial: Save time, money hire Ryan

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the whole of Clarkston — coming out of the much respected Clarkston Community Schools District. As the investigation by Detroit Law firm Dickinson Wright continues into the particulars of the previous superintendent of Clarkston schools, Shawn Ryan has accepted the duties as Interim Superintendent. Based on Ryan’s […]