Columns

MY TURN: 'Youth' remains 'a state of mind' for young at heart

September 25, 2020

“Youth,” according to the late General Douglas MacArthur, “is not entirely a time of life ... it is a state of mind. It is not wholly a matter of ripe cheeks, red lips or supple knees ... it is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, ...

MY TURN: Former golf course a gift that keeps on giving

September 25, 2020

For golfers, it was an Up North jewel that tantalized the senses, particularly the sights to be seen from the first tee of the magnificent 18-hole layout located halfway between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. For nearly three decades, Little Traverse Bay Golf ...

MY TURN: World War II C-47 pilot ranks among the 'Greatest'

September 25, 2020

September 2 was a day to remember those who were – and still are – part of the “Greatest Generation,” the men and women who served valiantly during World War II or somehow played a role in its victory. It marked the 75th anniversary ...

My Turn: Anniversary stirs memories of Land of the Rising Sun

September 25, 2020

Forty-five years ago this week, with college diploma in hand, I journeyed to Japan for a job opportunity. Some family members wisecracked that it was a belated payback for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I preferred to look at it in a different light, ...

Expert Opinion: Know your (water) rights before purchasing that lakefront home

September 25, 2020

By Daniel Dalton Dalton &?Tomich Outdoor recreation seekers are flocking to the water and that has some home buyers in search of shoreline properties for a longer-lasting waterfront experience. Lakefront homeowners and prospective buyers should understand, ...

My Turn: Dangers lurk in new frontier of high-tech age

September 25, 2020

Before the pandemic rocked economies around the globe, there were 2,321 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Topping the list, of course, is Jeff Bezos, whose worth was pegged last spring at an astonishing $113 billion, the business magazine ...