MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Time travel Samoa skipped last Friday entirely, and landed on the other side of the International Date Line. They are only about 10 miles from it. They wanted to be in sync with Australia and other populated areas closer to them. On February 29, 1948, I was on a ship heading home from Korea. It […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Happy New Year! I intend that to mean for the whole year, not just January 1. May 2012 be a year of blessings for all of us. Our first day of the year is related to the Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory. If you don’t like this one, the Julian calendar places New Year’s […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Merry Christmas! How many dozen people have you heard that from lately? It comes in handy this time of year when you can’t think of anything else to say. Robo calls I get several every day, so I don’t answer until seven rings. And now there’s talk of allowing robo calls to cell phones. I […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

A personal thanks …to all the people who have put up pretty Christmas decorations. No, I don’t have any myself yet, but the rest of you make the town look beautiful. Lacking in smarts I’ve been noticing all those squirrels around town and how they keep running into the roads. They’re fearless. Sometimes they stop […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

XXX rated The Republican presidential field has been slimming down as the candidates dig up dirt on each other. Herman Cain was shot down with surprising speed. Do you suppose that a few of the others have their fingers crossed, hoping that embarrassing episodes don’t surface? American politics has almost become free adult entertainment. The […]