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This week: Serious Topics only   The first is Communication. Smart phones are extremely popular. All that email and texting is handy, but the result has been big income losses for the Post Office. It’s on the verge of insolvency. About 200 years ago Benjamin Franklin launched the U.S. Postal Service, a huge project in […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Main Street comedy Good taste is largely a matter of opinion. The humor in this (mostly) light-hearted column has quite a lot of wiggle room. I keep “good taste” in mind, but that doesn’t stop me from using blonde jokes, lawyer jokes, or little kid jokes. Blondes, lawyers, and little kids seldom write me letters […]

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 […]