Main Street, by Roger Allen, publisher

Thankful Two new things I’m thankful for this year: 1) I personally don’t have to make the tough decisions about the war in Afghanistan; 2) The president who must make those decisions is weighing all the pros and cons carefully, gathering information and insight from the experts. Thankless President Obama faces a classic example of […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Keep on Truckin’ If all the cars and all the trucks in America were on the road at once, we’d have a backup across the entire country. Your experiences on I-96 may lead you to think this has already happened. Trucks sometimes seem to outnumber the cars, although they don’t. In the U.S., 500 million […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 11, 2009

  Breathe in, breathe out Economic recessions come and go. I lived through the Great Depression with only 5¢ a week in allowance. My dad was making $20 a week. It’s hard to compare that one with this one. Recessions seem to be something like breathing. They arrive and depart, inhale, exhale, keep on going. […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 5, 2009

Tough decision The President is faced with many Americans wanting an end to the war in Afghanistan, but the generals wanting more troops. What’s more, the people (according to a recent survey) think the President should leave the decision to the generals. We need to remember that if you’re a hammer, everything looks like a […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisherog

Word Play Bezel—a groove or flange designed to a hold a beveled edge. (American Heritage Dictionary) Embezzle—To take for one’s own use. (American Heritage Dictionary) Embezzlement—to take a bezzle for one’s own use. (Me) Best money can buy If I say to my legislator, “I’ll give you $50,000 if you vote my way on this […]