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Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of March 6th

The world is filled with critics. We are all critics in some way, and there are some people who get paid for their critical expertise. We have restaurant and movie critics, to name just two, but I have never heard of a “Restroom Critic”. Now this would be something I might be successful in pursuing. I’m pretty sure this newspaper …

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Out and About – Week of February 27th

I can’t remember a February when the weather has been this pleasant, or perhaps I should say weird. We’ve had temperatures in the fifties and sixties, along with temperatures in the twenties and thirties. There have been times when we’ve had nicer weather than those Michiganders who have flown south for the winter. Back in the day, December, January, and …

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Out and About – Week of February 20th

Since my retirement, I’ve found myself busier than I was when I was punching a timeclock. This is common among many retirees. I’d like to think of myself as a professional volunteer, but that could be looked at as an oxymoron, because professionals get paid for their time, and the only pay a volunteer normally gets is a warm feeling …

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Out and About – Week of February 13th

To those of you who love someone or anything, I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. If you don’t love anything or anyone, I believe you have a problem. To the majority of you, please take a moment and remind those closest to you just how much they mean to you. If you’re a hugger like I am, you …

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Out and About – Week of February 6th

There are two topics I try to avoid when putting this column together. They are religion and politics. I witnessed my father arguing both topics as I was growing up and I vowed to not waste my time arguing over such personal issues. Besides, I feel everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and who am I to try to …

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Out and About – Week of January 30th

There’s nothing more American than the hotdog. Going to a baseball game is not a complete experience unless you have at least one dog and a bag of peanuts. You can’t have a real cookout without hotdogs on the grill. It’s also against the law to put ketchup on a Chicago-Style hotdog. You might be interested in knowing what the …

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