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Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of June 13th

One thing I’ve learned from doing this column is that my personal opinion on anything is better left unsaid. This pertains to topics on religion and politics most of the time. There are times that I find myself standing on that soapbox and expressing my feelings quite openly. After I prepare a column, I go back and review what I’ve …

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Out and About – Week of June 6th

I spent nine years working for a Japanese freight forwarder in Chicago. During those nine years, I was able to become familiar with the Japanese language, but not enough to follow the dialogue in foreign movies featuring Japanese actors. Thank God for movies like MIDWAY, where most of the script was in English. I am also a little familiar with …

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Out and About – Week of May 30th

Monday was Memorial Day, a day to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. There were several parades in St. Joseph County, which, hopefully, many of you attended. The parades, by tradition, or respect, were silent, which means that you shouldn’t have heard any sirens. In Three Rivers and Mendon, there was an honor guard …

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Out and About – Week of May 23rd

This Friday is our tenth anniversary. This will not make the front page of a newspaper, because being married for ten years is nothing compared to someone being married fifty or more. I mention this because we’ve both been married before, so we realize what can happen if you don’t consistently work together to make the marriage a success. I …

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Out and About – Week of May 16th

I wish that I were more of a reader. I read about two books a year, which is something that I’m not proud of. I receive several magazines monthly and I usually end up adding them to a stack of other magazines, with intentions of reading them later when I have more time. What I should do is set aside …

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Out and About – Week of May 9th

I recently attended a Saturday morning meeting in Lansing. The trip usually takes a little less than two hours, so I planned to stop for a quick breakfast at a diner near the intersection of M-60 and I-69. I usually allow myself a few extra minutes for breakfast, because you never know how busy the place is going to be, …

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