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Mike’s Musings: If only dreams of space flight were true

Watching a rocket launch into space never gets old for me. Last week I had the opportunity to view three nighttime launches, thanks to Space X’s aggressive launch schedule to send Starlink satellites in to space. Living on the Space Coast of Florida parttime for the last several years has afforded me the opportunity to Read More…

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Pet lovers seek to save Wishbone House

By Scott SullivanEditorWishbone House isn’t the fanciest place in Douglas. It fills an ex-video store at 165 Blue Star Hwy. selling thrift donations and, oh yes, 27 discarded cats seeking homes and love.Success for three staff who draw minimal pay and volunteers equals caring for and placing abandoned, furry friends with human companions who love Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

We were in Canada when the news came that Queen Elizabeth II had died. A friend and fellow Anglophile texted so I would know about it.A few hours later when Madame Dewey and I got back to our room and turned on the television, that was the entirety of the news. Once the official announcement was made, there Read More…

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Mike’s Musings-Signs that keep us guessing

My son can attest to one of my biggest pet peaves- road signs that don’t make any sense. We drive a lot of miles together, and occasionally we find useless signs placed along roadways at taxpayers’ expense. I would be angry if they weren’t so comical. Here’s several I would like to share with you. Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

    King Charles I of England detested coffee, and especially coffee houses.  If he had had his way, coffee would be forbidden in his realm, and coffee houses would slither into the recesses of history.    It had nothing to do with the smell or taste of coffee, nor the money people spent on buying it. Rather, it was Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Is this really you?

Believe it or not, one of the most requested additions readers seek in our newspapers is horoscopes. Unfortunately we just don’t have the space to publish a regular Horoscope column. However I came across this rather humorous (some would say cruel) Horoscope piece in Reddit recently and thought I would share. See how you stack Read More…

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Obituary: Helen Corlett Higgins, 97

Helen Corlett Higgins died peacefully on Aug. 22, 2022, at age 97.She and her husband Charles Wheaton Higgins (deceased 2015) raised four children, Charlie (Abby Huntoon), Beth (Rick Ramsson), Tom (Lucy) and Cathy (Tom Kamm). She was Nana to Sarah, Robert, Gretchen, Eric, Thomas, Meredith, Caitlyn, Jordan and Jenny, and to her great grandchildren Natalie, Read More…