Hey, Michigan. What’s up with unemployment claims?

Hey, Michigan. What’s up with unemployment claims?

Heard from a number of folks after I wrote about the Oxford Township man who, over the course of the past year, had received a crap ton of letters from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance folks. For those who didn’t read last week’s Don’t Rush Me (shame on you!), let me recap. In a nutshell, this […]

From ye ol’ mailbox(es)

From ye ol’ mailbox(es)

Before I delve into what the headline suggests I should do . . . read with interest this weekend about the World Happiness Report . . . and I cannot help but think, “What did that cost?” And, “Why do we need that?” And, “Do you know this report comes from Stockholm?” And, “Don’t you […]

Well, what should we talk about?

Well, what should we talk about?

Many Americans, myself included, will receive some sort of stimulus check from the taxpayers of these here United States. It has to do with the president’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill. Individuals will get something shy of $2,000. As I type, my $1,400 payoff is noted on my account balance as, “Pending.” And, while I am […]

Let the sunshine in and on!

Let the sunshine in and on!

When I sleep, I sleep with my feet (and therefore face) facing south. Three windows just recently let the light shine in on me as the sun rises. I enjoy this way of waking up — sunshine over me versus a shrill alarm off to the side of me. Which leads me to say, folks, […]

Welcome to March 2021!

Welcome to March 2021!

I was looking back at old editions of the paper, in particular back to March 2020. Holy Crap, it has been almost exactly one year since we started reporting on this “new” virus sweeping the globe. And, as the year moved on, the news across the country kept on getting uglier and uglier. Lockdown, virtual […]

Apologizing for everything

Apologizing for everything

It’s time to come clean. Spill the beans. Make amends. Apologize. I admit it. In this crazy — no, lunatic — times we live in, I have come to the conclusion the only chance I have not to be “cancelled” by the “progressive” people out there is to get a hold of and control my […]

Restaurant Relief Program and more

Restaurant Relief Program and more

So, this week the high and mighty in Lansing have deemed it permissible to open up indoor, eat-out dining. Michigan restaurants were thrown a bone — a little life saver and allowed to open at a 25 percent capacity and to stay open only to 10 p.m. Which kind of reminds me of a comedy […]

The readers — they have spoken!

The readers — they have spoken!

You gotta’ admit it, sometimes I know what I am doing. I know, as a columnist — a person of undocumented knowledge or wit — my job is to get you readers emotionally involved. I need to take you by the hands and like the Pied Piper, lead you down the path I wish you […]

All’s quiet on the Michigan front (or is it?)

All’s quiet on the Michigan front (or is it?)

  I learn’t — and don’t use that word in school, kids because teachers frown upon its use — there were only three school districts in Oakland County who continuously maintained an in-person option for students since the school year began. Wanna’ know which districts? Clawson, Brandon and Oxford. I’m kind of surprised by this […]

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