Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of June 1st

Last week I wrote a lot about naps and sleep. Before I continue with this week’s column, I’d like to share a few more ideas that might help you nap a little better. I find it ironic how, as a baby, we all spent a lot of time napping. As we got older, naps were not as welcome, because it …

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Out and About – Week of May 18th

Just about everyone in my family loves onions. Onions go with just about everything from a juicy hamburger to a peanut butter sandwich, and nothing makes liver taste any better than if you smother it with grilled onions. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like fresh onion rings. There are different types of onions with different ways of using …

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Out and About – Week of May 11th

Covid-19 has now claimed the lives of over 80,000 in the United States. In Vietnam, we lost approximately 58,000 Americans. We are reminded of this every time we watch just about any newscast. This is a sad time we’re going through. Someday, there will hopefully be a cure for the Coronavirus. Scientists are working very hard to find a cure …

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Out and About – Week of May 4th

Finally, there have been some restrictions lifted by those in power. I’m so thankful that you can now visit the local tattoo parlor. This should definitely help the economy get back on its feet, arms, backs, chests and necks. I’m wondering if the act of shaking hands or giving hugs will return. Howie Mandel has refused to shake hands with …

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Out and About – Week of April 27th

Fourteen years ago this month, I had my first column published. An awful lot has happened over the past fourteen years. I am thankful for you readers who let me know that you appreciate my contribution. Last week I shared an opinion about how the “Seventh Inning Stretch” in baseball came to be. Here’s another opinion a bit more believable: …

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Out and About – Week of April 20th

Because of the virus going around, and the fact that we have all been advised to stay home and stay safe, those who can, are working from their home, rather than going to the office. I am doing just that. I stop by my office on occasion to pick something up, then I return home, where I have been advised …

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Out and About – Week of April 13th

Wednesday, April 15th, is not “Tax Day”. We have until July 15th to file our returns. This gives us plenty of extra time to get our affairs in order. This is not the time to procrastinate. A cowboy friend of mine reminded me of a column I had written several weeks ago. It dealt with making some sort of extra …

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Out and About – Week of April 6th

We all have a lifestyle, yet the word “Lifestyle” didn’t exist before 1929. The word entered the English language that year and is defined as “a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group.” Here’s a helpful hint to consider before you mail in your tax return for this year. If you have already received …

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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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