Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of October 20th

If you’re a regular reader of this column, then you know that I can be quite nostalgic. I sometimes spend too much time dwelling on the past. You might say that my “Memory Bank” is quite full. What I’m leading up to is that I was thinking the other day about how things have changed over the past couple of …

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Out and About – Week of October 13th

A few weeks ago, my wife and I attended her fiftieth class reunion. She graduated from Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo, and her class was the first to attend all three years in the new building. My wife was part of the Reunion Planning Committee, so she had been working on the reunion for the past year and one-half. …

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Out and About – Week of October 6th

Last July, we spent a week in Canada attending a Lions Convention. I wrote a little about it, but recently discovered more information that I thought would be helpful to pass on to anyone planning to visit our neighbors to the north. There are some Americans who do not appreciate having “foreigners” in our beloved country. If you are traveling …

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Out and About – Week of September 29th

Walking has become the thing to do. This past Labor Day, we had the “Bridge Walk” here in Three Rivers, and they also held a bridge walk across the “Big Mac” on the same day. The bridge walk up north is more popular, but the one here in TR, I’m sure, was more fun. Perhaps the last “walk” of the …

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Out and About – Week of September 22nd

We don’t have any trees on our property, but every year I’ve been kept busy raking up leaves and disposing of bushels of walnuts. Our neighbor has trees, and believe it or not, one of them is a walnut tree. The mystery as to where the leaves and walnuts come from is, of course, a no-brainer. We have terrific neighbors, …

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Out and About – Week of September 15th

For those interested, a brief update on my health condition. I have been a diabetic for several years and in August 2013, my doctor put me on insulin. He also mentioned that, if I would take better control of my diet and lose some weight, my condition would improve. On September 2, I visited an endocrinologist in Ann Arbor. I …

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Out and About – Week of September 8th

A couple of weeks ago, I had my final pool therapy session at Health TRAC, here in Three Rivers.I had nine sessions altogether, which is what my neurosurgeion had prescribed rather than cutting open my back and scraping away on my spine in order to relieve the pressure on my nerves. Anyway, the pool sessions were fantastic, but tiring, and …

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Out and About – Week of September 1st

My first September column always gives me the opportunity to make everyone aware of the fact that summer is officially over for the year. According to the calendar, autumn hasn’t officially arrived, but the opportunity to take that family vacation has come and gone. The children are back in school, so Mom’s personal time has begun. Oh yes, gentlemen, you …

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Out and About – Week of August 25th

It’s difficult to watch a newscast without feeling depressed. Hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear of someone being murdered, someone getting killed in a terrible accident, or someone losing their home in a fire. I could go on and on about the bad news that is thrown at us by the media. The truth is that bad …

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Out and About – Week of August 18th

A good way to remain sane, might be to meet with a therapist on a regular basis. You know, someone that you can unload your troubles on, or just vent to. Sometimes you might receive some pretty good advice, and sometimes the advice is not worth giving a second thought. I see one of my therapists about every three weeks …

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