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June 12, 2019

Big love, big life, big, big legacy

by Catherine Minolli
Note: In remembrance of my father Francesco 'Frank' Minolli on the eve of Father's Day, I am re-running the eulogy I shared with the huge gathering who came to honor his life after he passed away on February 21, 2011....more>
June 12, 2019

A lifetime of de-sensitization?

by Andrew Wernette
Perhaps you remember a couple of weeks ago when a gunman stormed a municipal building in Virginia Beach, VA and left 12 dead in his wake. Twelve people went into work like any other day and never returned, all because someone with a gun was thinking God knows what....more>
June 12, 2019

Gems from poetry contest winners

by Iris Lee Underwood
I am pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Yule Love it Lavender Farm Poetry Contest winners. The contest was judged by Mary Jo Firth Gillett, and the theme was 'My relationship with nature in my own backyard....more>
June 12, 2019

Using the power of connection

by Tim Galbraith
I remember feeling as though I was different from everyone else at a very young age. Perhaps that's something that I had in common with every other kid bouncing about the grounds of Elmwood Elementary in blue-collar St....more>
June 05, 2019

Time together—the most precious gift

by Catherine Minolli
I'm sitting in my favorite booth at Whitey's, being attended to by Chelsea, a friendly, courteous and professional server. As it is something of a routine for me to drive out to Davison at least once a month, Chelsea has gotten to know me and my rather simple tastes....more>
June 05, 2019

Rocky road to self-discovery

by Tim Galbraith
I want to get high. So high. High as a kite. I want to get f'd up. I want to use heroin. Or fentanyl. Crack sounds good. A valium sounds even better. I want to use something or someone, because right now I do not like the way I feel....more>
June 05, 2019

Some more 'food for thought'

by Rick Liblong
In last week's edition of the Tri-City Times Imlay City attorney John L. Lengemann, in his guest column, offered us some "food for thought" on the subject of abortion....more>
May 29, 2019

After graduation, then and now...

by Catherine Minolli
This weekend's commencement ceremonies planned at the four school districts in our coverage area has me tripping down memory lane. I know that these grads—members of the Class of 2019—aren't thinking about reminiscing over the experience as the years fly by ('cause to them, the years aren't flying yet), but I guarantee that when their own kids and grandkids graduate, the inevitability of remembering and comparing surfaces....more>
May 29, 2019

Question is 'now what?'

by Tim Galbraith
You have a problem. You can't deny it anymore. You can't hide it anymore. Your life is completely unmanageable. Now what? You've boosted electronics from big box retailers....more>
May 29, 2019

Letters to grads and their parents

by Iris Lee Underwood
Dear Reader, my parents were born in Appalachia in 1922. Dad completed eighth grade. He fought in Guam with the Marine Corps. Mom graduated from high school and riveted airplanes in Akron, Ohio....more>
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