Columns

With Fresh Eyes: Falsehoods as Political Strategy

April 4, 2018

by Rich Nelson “The current president is unique in his indifference to reality.” So says New York Times reporter David Leonhardt, whose research found that Trump told more than three times as many falsehoods during the first ten months of his ...

With Fresh Eyes: This Time, Something Different

April 4, 2018

by Rich Nelson Manuel Oliver carries a small rock in his pocket everywhere he goes. Mr. Oliver is the father of Joaquin, one of the 17 killed at Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. Joaquin was a popular 17-year-old senior, who moved to ...

Outside Chance: Opening day walleye and pike fishing

April 4, 2018

 by Jack Payne   We are four weeks out until the traditional opener for pike and walleye fishing. Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay and Detroit River are open, but for those of us on the west side of the state, we wait and plan.   I sat down with Justin ...

Outside Chance: Skinny water panfish

April 4, 2018

by Jack Payne Early season panfish is the time from ice-out until the pre spawn, spawning time.  “At ice-out panfish will be in the warmest water to be found,” said Chip Leer, a radio and magazine contributor. This does not always mean the ...

Join the 1 in 21 Movement: Join the 1 in 21 Movement

April 4, 2018

    by Chris Burnaw In a couple of days, we’re going to pack up the car and head out for the annual adventure called Spring Break! The first week of April is traditionally spring break week for the K-12 schools in our community, with some ...

With Fresh Eyes: Living in The Twilight Zone

April 4, 2018

by Rich Nelson With Trump at the helm, this past year could be likened to being trapped in the fog of an episode of The Twilight Zone, unable to find an exit from which to escape.  Rod Serling, mastermind of this classic television series, penned the ...