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Out and About – Week of March 30th

Be very careful Wednesday as you venture out and about. It is, after all, April Fools Day, so you’ll want to double check the salt and pepper shakers to make sure someone hasn’t loosened their caps. Also, you shouldn’t believe all you hear to be true. My suggestion is to stay clear of Facebook. The year 1952 was quite a …

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Out and About – Week of March 23rd

Thanks to author Randy Pausch, I’d like to share a few suggestions that might make your busy life a little less stressful: “Ask yourself: are you spending your time on the right things?” “Develop a good filing system.” “Rethink the telephone.” “Delegate.” “Take a time out.” Thanks to the never-ending changes in the weather here in “Pure Michigan”, it’s not …

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Out and About – Week of March 16th

It has taken me several weeks, but here are the final five suggestions that a man should share with his son when it comes to advice: In all things lead by example, not explanation. Vulnerability is okay and isn’t anything to be ashamed about. It’s not a sign of weakness to speak up. It’s okay for a man to cry. …

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Out and About – Week of March 9th

I have found that there is more advice fathers should share with their sons than I have room for in just one column, so here are five suggestions. The final five will be listed next week. Never turn down a breath mint. Give credit. Take the blame. Stand up to bullies. Protect those that are bullied. Take time to snuggle …

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Out and About – Week of March 2nd

A reminder to set your clocks ahead one hour next Saturday night before going to bed. A sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. Twice a year the same question crosses my mind. Why doesn’t someone do something about the semi-annual time changes? At least give us a reason to do this. The week we spent in Florida …

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Out and About – Week of February 24th

As I’m writing this column, I’m soaking up the sun in Florida. This means that I am not in Three Rivers studying in my office. Therefore, I am out of touch with the heartbeat of my hometown. I won’t be filling you in on any local happenings, but I am including things of interest that I might be enjoying while …

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Out and About – Week of February 17th

There are some politicians who give other politicians a bad name. Years ago, there was a joke going around about politics in Chicago. Rumors about getting names of registered voters from the local cemetery to name just one. Back in the fifties, there were some parents who would have been proud to have a child who wanted to be President …

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Out and About – Week of February 10th

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein If you’re interested in staying healthy and active, you’ll want to check out Life Line Screening. Trusted by hospitals nationwide, Life Line Screening has partnered with over one hundred hospitals across the United States and has conducted eight million screenings since 1993. They perform five different …

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Out and About – Week of February 3rd

Welcome to the next chapter of “Out and About”. I started “Out and About” in April, 2006, and I am thankful that it has lasted this long. I thank you readers for giving me the opportunity to share thoughts with you. As I’ve mentioned many times, if I can bring some humor into our daily lives, I’ve done something good …

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Out and About – Week of January 27th

There’s something in the air because of something in the trees at a local coffee cafe on the Rocky River here in Three Rivers. In the trees are some wild berries. These berries have a special affect on the local birds. It seems that the Wax-Wing birds love these berries. In fact they love them so much that they consume …

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