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A feeding frenzy with friends; Steak or salmon is on the menu

Hello friends and welcome back to another week of food talk! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and I have been doing my best to tap into that spirit. Not too long ago, I had my friends Toby and Audrey, as well as their wonderful little tykes over for a nice Irish lamb stew dinner. This ...

Generally going to pot

I do like a nice play on words, like “smart phone” (when we rarely use it as a phone, and more like a small computer in our pocket). “Generally going to Pot” as a title is a play on Dollar General and the various cannabis dispensaries across the state. To be fair, this observation ...

A truly great president

I recently watched our president do a TV interview in Washington’s Lincoln Center. It brought back many wonderful memories for me. I had the opportunity to bring my high school Creston Choir from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Washington. The 130-voice choir performed in the White House Rose ...

The Calumet area sees immigration rush

In 1866, when a 16-year-old Welsh girl came with her parents to Calumet, wrote author and historian Arthur Thurner in his book Strangers and Sojourners: A History of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, she saw only boarding houses built of logs as the forest gave way to shaft houses and mining ...

Stupid people

Ever wonder why we’ve become so frustrated with people who take an illogical stand and refuse to recognize it regardless of age, profession, or its disastrous results? The dictionary defines such human beings as being “stupid,” and they show up all around us. Let’s examine a few of them ...