MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Warm enough? Sometimes I read science reports about the weather. It’s not that I’m a nerd; I’m just interested in stuff that hits me right in the face. Stuff like the blazing sunshine (certainly not rain) that heated up our summer this year. And the mild breezes of last winter, one of Michigan’s warmest on […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Armageddon Don’t know why, but the political convention season always makes me think about Armageddon. And, speaking of that… Time after time, various folks have predicted the end of the world. The Millennium was one of the biggies, prediction-wise. Oops… not even the world’s computer programs came to an end. (Remember all those so-called “millennium […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Jobs for all I know some ways we can improve the employment picture. On TV every day I see cartoon characters involved in all kinds of entertaining activities. Every one of those little cartoonies replaces a human. Out there, for every one of them, some actor didn’t get a job because of a comic book […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

International travel The fight over building a new U.S./Canada bridge is kind of funny. The owner of the current bridge has become mega-rich from tolls. He’s now spending millions to convince us that another bridge would cost us a fortune in tax money. He claims the tolls would not cover the cost. Well, Canada thinks […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Why I love my town Reason #129:  Most of us, we see the flashing lights go by with mild curiosity. Last week I had occasion to dial 9-1-1. All day I’d had a little trouble breathing, and at bedtime I didn’t want to bother anybody, but I was nervous. Within minutes, Officer Dave Jehnzen was […]