The Nanny State and you


I smoke, I am trying to quit, but at this time I smoke. I won't like, I enjoy it, it's my mental break from work, my social time with the few friends that do smoke and my alone time, time for me to decompress. But I know I need to quit for my health, and I am trying. Having said that, I also believe in personal freedom and responsibility, something that seems to be a dwelling idea. It seems that every day or so someone is trying to micromanage our lives. 

Now is the Time to Demand Transparency from State’s Corporate Welfare Agency [Michigan Capitol Confidential]


How about this, we just audit the whole state government, look for wasteful spending, and remove it. We add an amendment to our state constitution that states the state cannot spend more then it takes in, ever! And the state will have to learn to live with in its means... Just an idea, and idea … Continue reading Now is the Time to Demand Transparency from State’s Corporate Welfare Agency [Michigan Capitol Confidential]

Share the Wealth


There are a few things on my mind that I thought I would talk about today, its been sometime between my posting, but I though I would give it a shot today. Why the break? I really don’t know, I always have something to say about what's going on in our world. Heck, Obama gives … Continue reading Share the Wealth

Words have power


Below is an article form my local community newspaper, I thought it was worth sharing…. Who doesn’t love the power of words? By Susan Willett In my business, one has to love words. True, some of my favorites and most often used remain unprintable in a family (or any other) newspaper, but still, one simply … Continue reading Words have power

My Detroit


Augustus Woodward's plan following the 1805 fire for Detroit's baroque styled radial avenues and Grand Circus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’m a Detroiter, I was born in the city, and I love the city. I no longer live in Detroit, I now live about 30 minutes outside of the city, but still consider myself a Detroiter. … Continue reading My Detroit

Suffer the Children


But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. Mathew 19:14 (Douay-Rheims Bible) Yesterday was a sad day in Detroit, Michigan and Chardon, Ohio. (Select the city to read the stories) Our youth, our children have become murderers. Nothing … Continue reading Suffer the Children

The Unions Strike Again


Anyone who knows me, knows that I am anti-union, that I see no reason for the union to exist. Where they needed at one point in history, most likely, are they needed now, in 2012, nope, not at all. They are a socialistic organization that only has itself in mind, they care nothing for their … Continue reading The Unions Strike Again

Open Letter to the State of Michigan Government


Image via Wikipedia January 24, 2012 State of Michigan Government Lansing Michigan Honorable Representatives: I write this open letter for several reasons, but mostly because of my deep love and pride in my state. I am a Michigander from birth, and God willing I will die in my home state. But this letter is not … Continue reading Open Letter to the State of Michigan Government

How Smucker’s BP&J changed the world*


I have written about, in the past, my sisters daughter who had brain cancer as a child, she is 22 now, and over all doing fine. She has the mentality of an 8-year-old, and this, sometimes, causes one to stop and reflect on what she has to say. Many times you just smile and laugh because … Continue reading How Smucker’s BP&J changed the world*

Tenured… So now I don’t have to care


Image by wmrice via Flickr In the Great State of Michigan we are going through a lot of growing pains as of late. In November we elected a new Governor, Rick Snyder. He won the Governorship overwhelmingly by stating exactly what needs to happen in this state to fix it. Cut corporate taxes, share the … Continue reading Tenured… So now I don’t have to care