A second chance for Zion

A second chance for Zion

A positive spirit and unsinkable attitude were spotlighted in last week’s column which featured 75-year-old Rudy Siciliano, an artist and former...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


A letter to the guy with the flag

A letter to the guy with the flag

On a road trip to North Carolina, I saw many Confederate flags. Hundreds maybe. They were attached to pick-up trucks and motorcycles, on beach towels ...

August 4th, 2015 |  



Soil is a non-renewable resource

Soil is a non-renewable resource

As conservationists, we are focused on doing the right things today so that we may have a vibrant tomorrow. It is a delicate balance between man and t...

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  


Should we take Trump seriously?

Should we take Trump seriously?

Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan?My guess is that by the end of the ...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Eyeing planets — near and far

Eyeing planets — near and far

Recently, we have been the beneficiaries of two major media events related to space exploration. One was certainly worthy of the media attention. The ...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Every student needs a library card

Every student needs a library card

If you have school-age children, you are no doubt getting them ready to start school. While you buying all of those needed supplies, don’t forge...

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  


Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

Be on the lookout for damaging stink bugs

This has certainly been a different summer. Just a few weeks ago, we were all hoping the rains would stop and the sun would shine more than 1½ da...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Cleaning up state constitutions

Cleaning up state constitutions

“It’s difficult for me to get excited about rewriting the [Michigan] Constitution solely for the sake of appearances.”— Devin ...

July 31st, 2015 |  


That coyote may be in your backyard

That coyote may be in your backyard

Traveling along routes 23, 315 and I-71, as well as a recent drive across the Midwest on I-70, I occasionally see a coyote dead along the roadside. I...

July 31st, 2015 |