‘Tis The Season

When is the last time someone described you as "jolly"? 
Photo by Brooke Cagle

’tis the season to be Jolly, Fa la la la la , la la la la. So how Jolly are you? Jolly happy and cheerful. “He was a jolly man, full of jokes.” Snyonms” cheerful · happy · cheery · good-humored · jovial · merry When is the last time someone described you as “jolly”?…

Baaad Dude

Photo by Lucas Filipe

Is that really December coming on up the road right there? Will we so soon be running out of 2016? What were those goals I set last January 1st? A couple of days ago I went to the back of our front closet in our living room and brought out my old black leather jacket…

Supermoon

Photo by Art and Jean Fettig

Yes, at our home that supermoon was peeping through the trees. They say that it was the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades – as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday nights.We had lots of clouds but then the clouds gradually disappeared and we saw that beautiful bright…

The Santa Train

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In 1972 the first Grand Trunk Western RR Santa Train pulled out from the Car Shops in Port Huron and now 24 years later it is still on the road every Christmas. There is a nice story about it in the new book from Michigan State University Press’ “John H. Burdakin and the Grand Trunk…

A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

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Singer Jerry Lee Lewis used to sing about “A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.” Well I predict that in Washington in the very near future there will be “A whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on.” Already there are some real signs of stress from the leaders of several of our Allies. And there is uncertainty…

A Little Love

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Maybe it is me, but I have never seen so much anger, so much hatred on display as I have in our current political campaign. I am reminded of the lines written by Roger Hammerstein for that wonderful play and movie South Pacific.  They went… “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear You’ve…