After recess one day at Bailey Lake, we third-graders in Miss Melkim’s each went to our desks and there on my desk I saw a huge, red, juicy cow heart. Gulp. I looked around and on each of the student’s desks were fresh, plump cow hearts.
In every young man’s heart, when he is past being a mere child, but not yet an adult, there is a desire to be something special. Whether that desire revolves around athletics, academics or artistic endeavors, down deep there is a want to excel.
Oh, believe me, just like Fox Mulder, I want to believe. I want to believe in humanity, the magic of Christmas, the tooth fairy and all that politicians really want to do is help the people who elected them. And, while I really want to believe with all the innocence of youth, unjaded by time and circumstance, I find my eyes roll more and more over the things I read and hear.
Your hero, that would be me, returned recently from a week’s vacation in Ireland. From the get go, let me say a few things. I wrote most of this column at a desk, in pencil on paper, in Galway. First, and it should not have surprised me, the natives are nice. We asked lots of […]
This past weekend with fireworks and much merriment, we as Americans, celebrated the declaration of our country’s independence. Not, as some are confused, our being independent from the old world’s superpower, England and its monarchy. On July 4, 1776 we merely “announced” to the world that we thought of ourselves as free and were prepared […]
We’ve gone through a number of memorial celebrations of late. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial day and in a few days we shall celebrate our declaration of independence from the monarchy over in Britain. I think we adults all try to teach history on these days, history of our families and of our country. If […]
Back in the day, say back when science fiction was just fiction, life was easier. People had record players, families had one phone connected to a cord in the wall, one television set with three or four channels and only governments and super corporations had computers. In a word, life was simple (okay that was […]
Life has a way of throwing you curveballs. One day you’re up at the plate swinging away and knocking the stuffing out of fastballs, the next day Life throws you something you are not expecting. Sometimes you get a hit, sometimes you whif. When I first met Luc Poirier about 16 years ago, he was […]
This weekend, known to many in America as the official beginning of summer with a three-day weekend, is really something more somber. May 29, the last Monday in May, is Memorial Day. This weekend we remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice while in service of our United States of America. They died so that […]
The lilacs have bloomed and are smelling sweet. Baby birds are being born and for many, this is the time of year when students of all ages graduate from one stage of their lives to the next. Regionally, from Oxford to Goodrich, down through Brandon and Clarkston and over to Lake Orion, there will be […]