The death of civility?

Editorials and columns

As a professional writer and avid reader, sometimes, something falls into my lap that is just written way too well for me to try and mold into my own words. Something that captures my own thoughts so precisely and eloquently. That’s how I felt when I stumbled upon this piece, written by ...

Let’s all try to laugh a little today

Editorials and columns

“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain, “The Mysterious Stranger” I’ve never been able to write funny. Something in my bones always turns me dark or sappy when I get at the keyboard. Which I find shameful, because plenty of funny things have ...

APS must open eyes, seek truth about masks

Letters to the Editor

The division in this country couldn’t be more evident than what was on display at last Monday’s Alpena School Board meeting. One side claimed the “higher ground” by wearing their masks and stating they’re following the science. The opposing side without masks widely outnumbered the ...

What the wooly worms tell us about winter

Editorials and columns

Diane and I have been spending a lot of time this past week outside the house, preparing the garden and yard for the transition from summer to autumn and then winter. As we have worked, Diane has pointed out several times now the abundance of wooly worms she has come across in the gardens. ...

Good sounds at the Reagan Day dinner

Letters to the Editor

On Sept. 17, 2021, at the dinner held by the Presque Isle County Republican Party at the Belknap Township hall, nearly 100 fired-up Republicans shared their comments and concerns over how this country is being mismanaged by the current Biden administration and how best to improve it. The ...