Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — September 30, 2010

Are my seams straight?   Getting old has a bad rap. Baldness, bad health, indigestion, and achy joints: that’s the picture. I’m experienced in the old-age department and I know those things are part of it. But another bummer is under-appreciated: the older you get, the harder it is to find people who catch on […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — September 23, 2010

  A weighty observation I feel sorry for families that are broke. I’ve been there, too. A recent TV program featured a nonprofit free food center. Such places fill a genuine need. Its clients seemed grateful but had plenty of complaints about the economy. What bothered me was the number who were seriously overweight. Those […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — September 16, 2010

Burning Question  Anybody want to burn a book? Pick just the right one, get some publicity, and you may hear from the President himself. Book-burning is such old stuff. It’s been going on since at least the days of the ancient Greeks. The Chinese were at it as early as 213 B.C. The Big Three (Judaism, […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — August 26, 2010

Done with oil The Gulf spill is pretty well over, and so is our little spill in Michigan. Now we can get on with other things. The immigration fuss in Arizona seems to be on hold; we are moving out of Iraq. The pressing news now is Afghanistan and Pakistan. We really have no business fighting a guerilla war […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — July 15, 2010

Putting the blame What’s wrong with the government anyway, getting our seasons all mixed up? Why didn’t Mr. Obama give us global warming last January when we wanted it? If the President were doing his job right, we’d get 15 or 20 degrees higher in the winter and maybe 10 lower in the summer. Governor […]