Et cetera

Be it at our favorite restaurant, the grocery or hardware store, the gas station, or the mall, when we spend a dollar we are casting our vote. When we spend, or consume if you will, we are supporting a large string of companies and people. For example, you go buy a block of Sharp Cheddar...

I Built a Fence

The Valley Times Column  – SEP 2016 It is hard to get to know your neighbors through a fence. That being said, I just built a fence. I must be a bad person because in Church, I listen to sermons that say to “Love thy neighbor”. For me, I realize there is some significant room...

Popo

The Independent News Column – JUL 2016 There was this guy when I was growing up in Michigan. I was about 8 years old and he was a Legend. His name was Popo Bobknock. I have no idea how to spell it but that’s what it sounded like. Popo drove a beat-to-death old rusted pickup truck...

As Opposed to What?

The Independent News Column – MAR 2016 Those of you under 50, Google “The Smothers Brothers” and learn to appreciate the wisdom they taught through comedy.  One of the great lines was “ As opposed to what”?   I think it was Tommy that would ask his brother Dick if he wanted...

The 30 Day Challenge Th...

The Independent News Column – DEC 2015 I have a challenge for you.  For your mind and for your physical space.  And you are going to think it can’t be done and that I am nuts.  I’ll get to that in a minute. First, I would like to discuss generosity.  Being a generous person is not...

Just Do it Right

Star-Eagle Independent Newspaper – SEP 2015 You have seen them.  The photos of “epic fails”, or home repair solutions that are absolutely astounding as to the stupidity involved in their creation.  These photos (or evidence) exist for car repair, animal care, sports, just about...