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US is failing to connect the dots

September 30, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew:?Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

Is there any way to thank you enough?

September 30, 2014 How often do you hear a sincere thank you for something you’ve done that matters to someone else? Reciprocally, do we say ‘thank you’ enough? Today’s column is dedicated to all the people across ou... more »»

Questions need to be asked about future use of troops

September 29, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Another person who know about Alpena’s charm

September 27, 2014 Greg Hackney understands what we’ve known all along — Northeast Michigan is an outdoor paradise for sports enthusiast. more »»

A little envious of a hike along crest

September 27, 2014 If you haven’t already, please after you finish reading this column this morning turn to our Northern Lifestyles of the newspaper and read the cover story — “Hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 27, 2014 Naming Potter Hill Road Q. The Sept. 6 column described the Potter Farm, a huge stock farm in the late 1800s located just west of Alpena along the Thunder Bay Rive. more »»

Our limits are self-imposed

September 27, 2014 Last weekend in Scottsdale, I led 41 fitness and business leaders from around the country through a daylong retreat. more »»

The blame game

September 27, 2014 Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Accountability for one's own choices, actions, and behaviors? It seems so common that people would rather play the role of the victim, feeling at the... more »»

Drones have no place in hunting

September 26, 2014 Can you imagine as you sit in a tree stand awaiting for that buck to edge out of the thicket you suddenly hear a buzz in the air and a drone swoops into the scene, scaring the buck back into hiding... more »»

Is it a good idea? Giving away car seats to prevent child deaths

September 24, 2014 Wheeling Police Officer Neil Fowkes must enjoy enormous satisfaction with part of his job — preventing children from being hurt or even killed in vehicle accidents. more »»

Teddy Roosevelt trumps Mom regarding practical advice

September 24, 2014 As it turns out, Teddy Roosevelt was right and Mom was wrong. Teddy said “speak softly and carry a big stick,” while Mom uttered, “do as I say, not as I do. more »»

Ebola is the center of attention

September 23, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

Characteristics of the best volunteers

September 23, 2014 The earliest volunteer experience I can remember is from second grade. We had duck eggs in an incubator that we had to turn and spray with water twice a day. more »»

Bill would help keep our children safe

September 22, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Partnership culmination of hard work, persistence

September 20, 2014 When Alpena County and Alpena County Regional Airport missed out on a Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence designation in December 2013, local officials were rightly disappointed... more »»

Report highlights importance of cyber-security

September 20, 2014 Recently, I joined with Sen. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 20, 2014 Alpena beauty spots Q. Several different readers have asked questions about who supplies and maintains some of the multiple attractive areas in Alpena. A. more »»

ARMC recommends discussing prostate cancer screening with physician

September 20, 2014 Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American, affecting one in seven men. But, if detected early is 100 percent treatable. more »»

Water on a rock

September 20, 2014 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior. more »»

Be wary of Syrian rebel ‘friends’

September 19, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.. more »»



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