Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 14, 2010

Out of Iraq They say the long war is over in Iraq. It started with a sweep of military might, which left the enemy army in shambles. Then we took over the job of turning the country into a democracy and rebuilding the damage from the war. It’s all over now and we didn’t do […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 7, 2010

They’re BACK! (FYI)   Bedbugs are everywhere in the news, because, it seems, they’re everywhere. The good news: They’re not scary-looking; they’re tiny and hard to see. They aren’t poisonous and they don’t carry disease. The bad news: They’re hard to get rid of. Their bites itch. They’ve expanded their territories, even hanging out in […]

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, […]