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Better Days Are Ahead, I Promise

Forgive me if I appear to be preaching, but I’ve got to get something off my chest. My spouse, my child, my friends have heard me say a thousand times- “life is a series of ups and downs, and those that can role with the punches will be happy and well-adjusted.” I’m living proof. I […]

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Do You Have A Chocolate Hangover?

IF you were fortunate enough to receive a box of Valentine’s Day candies from your honey we have to ask you a question. Do you have the willpower to only eat one piece of that luscious chocolate at a time…perhaps as a reward? Or do you already have an empty decorative heart-shaped box and a […]

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What’s Cooking?

Again on this Saturday morning, we have the SUN……but it is still very cold…This is the Michigan that I remember as a child…Cold, blowing snow, lots of snow and everyone was either building snow men or ice skating…It could be colder than blazes and we would still be on the skating rink.  When we got […]

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Dignity Of Human Persons 2

In last weeks article I wrote about our dignity of human persons being created by God, in his image and likeness, a little less than angels, and above all the animals, having an immortal and eternal soul. In this week’s article I want to explain why God created us. What is our true vocation? When […]

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AI Will Have Your Job In Ten Years

Month after month we are treated to amazing job creation numbers. Despite the government shut down, 304,000 jobs were added in January of this year. That’s about double what economists predicted. Similar numbers were recorded for most months in 2018. Some experts indicate the economy is roaring like a freight train with no end in […]

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Never Say Never

Sometimes you just never know what the day will bring. I had a message from my old friend Eileen DeVries Erfourth the other day. She sent along an interesting bit of information for the Never Say Never file. Last fall when Eileen and I had lunch at the Dream Diner she told me of an […]

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What’s Cooking?

Between the strange weather and the Great American Football Game,  I have some Super Good recipes for this week…beginning with a good recipe for breakfast……..  APPLESAUCE  PANCAKES The family cookbook 1 cup sifted flour 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1 cup applesauce 1/4 tsp. grated orange rind 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract […]

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Dignity of Human Persons 1

“What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty. In form and moving how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god. The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals.” William Shakespeare in Hamlet “When I behold your heavens, the work […]

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Remote Opportunities Are Growing Across the Board — Especially in These Industries

According to a recent survey, almost two-thirds of homeowners are planning on renovating, and if you’re yearning to remodel your home office, you’re not alone. Remote jobs are growing across the board, and you may be surprised at the countless jobs and industries jumping on the teleworking bandwagon. About 60% of remote workers in the […]

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Like Stone I Once Was Subject Of A Pre-Dawn Raid

Like many Republicans and Democrats, I was appalled at the way Mueller and the courts decided to arrest former Trump operative Roger Stone. Instead of informing his lawyer that he was being indicted and he needed to come in on his own recognizance to be booked, the 66-year-old was the subject of a predawn raid. […]

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