Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — December 10, 2009

Second guessing The Democrats mostly don’t like the President’s plan for the war in Afghanistan. The Republicans mostly don’t like it, either. Raise your hand if this stuff surprises you. GM = Generous Money The new head of General Motors has a salary cap of $500,000, almost $10,000 a week. Sounds like enough to buy […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

December Waking in the morning, I leave the warm cocoon of bed into a cold, dark house with cold coffee. I dress, heat the coffee and enjoy a warm breakfast. It’s like being born—a new day, like a new life. Best buy One day on a radio show I heard a belittling reference to “feedbag […]

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. […]