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Life as Performance Art

    For several years I was an adjunct college history instructor. On the first day of class, after the initial introductions and small talk, I would always ask for a show of hands from those who truly liked history.  If I was lucky, someone would tentatively put up their hand.  When I asked how many did not like Read More…

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We can’t ignore Fentanyl any longer

Made in China, transported by Mexico, fentanyl has risen to the top of the opioid chain as the leading cause of drug deaths in America. Unfortunately our leaders seem to be consumed with other situations, ie Covid and war, so fentanyl is clearly under their radar.In the first half of 2021, fentanyl/opioids were the cause Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Lincoln never gave up, prevailed

By Mike WilcoxPublisherPerseverance is one of the most important quality traits. Too many of us give up at the slightest resistance and fail to accomplish our goals in life.One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, is an example of persevering against all odds. We all know him as the president who fought the Civil War Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

By G.C. StoppelNow and then a painting of three men at a writing table comes across my computer screen. They are working together on a document; more papers are beneath the table. They are John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson drafting the Declaration of Independence.Soon the presented their final document to the Continental Congress Read More…

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Blue Star

By Scott SullivanEditorLikeI love power. Study its uses, intents, outcomes, ways to make things happen. It will change from what you’ve assumed or been taught; welcome that. We live acting.Case in point: sleepers shocking themselves awake. The Washington Post’s Tatum Hunter reports Emma Hughes, 21, ditched alarm clocks and vibrating Apple watches to fight oversleeping Read More…

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July 4 parade, fireworks on tap Monday

By Scott SullivanEditorIt’s here! July 4 festivities Monday, including a newly-routed 10 a.m. downtown Saugatuck parade and fireworks over Kalamazoo River/Lake when night falls, will launch the summer season into full, vivid color.The new parade route, occasioned by crowd safety concerns after Kenosha, Wisc. Christmas parade last year got crashed by a runaway SUV to Read More…

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Make every day count

We all need to spend today and the rest of our lives more wisely. With inflation at a 40-year high, we are all having to spend our hard-earned paychecks with care. Life is the same. We have less life today than yesterday. We are all clueless to how much life we actually have left to Read More…