Archives in Category: Small Town Life

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Newspaper Blues

Our local newspaper, The Herald Palladium, recently announced a new delivery system for the daily morning edition. Instead of using drivers to deliver the paper as the sun rises, it is resorting to using the United States Postal Service. The

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MIA at MIT

For years, a group of us has met regularly for coffee on Tuesday mornings at the local Martin’s Supermarket at 10 AM. Currently there are nine women who may or may not show up on any given Tuesday, depending on

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Summer in Review

I’ve alluded several times in recent blogs about various health issues that have cropped up this summer for both Earl and me. Let me share the sunny side of these past three months where we stayed closer to home.

My

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More Food for Thought

Yesterday we went to Arby’s for lunch and the St. Joseph River Yacht Club for dinner. For a Labor Day Weekend, I haven’t labored much in the kitchen.

This is the annual Tri-State Regatta Weekend, where sailors from Chicago compete

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Dining Al Fresco

Tonight a friend and I went to The Terrace at 221 Main to eat on its elegant rooftop. The rooftop has its own bar with indoor seating and 290 different offerings for the whiskey connoisseur. But the real charm is

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BCYF

The Berrien County Youth Fair comes to the local fairgrounds every August, and it’s unlike any other county fair we’ve ever attended.

What makes it unusual is that all the entrants must be 21 or younger, regardless of whether they’re

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Lights Off

I sit on our patio many summer evenings and enjoy the final wisps of sunset. For most of the years I’ve done this, there have been lights on in the home directly across the pond from ours.

I know this

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Collateral

Forgetting your membership card for the local health club isn’t a problem; the person at the front desk can look up your name and photo and see that it’s you.

But obtaining a key for a locker is another story.

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Snow

If you’re wondering what it takes for a patient to miss a radiation appointment, the reason has to be pretty serious. A cold? No. An invitation to meet our Mayor? No.  Free tickets to “Hamilton”? Probably not.

But

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Surgeon’s Report

Today was my first post-op visit with the physician who did my surgery last week. He is a matter-of-fact kind of guy, wastes no words, and is an authority on Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a general of the Civil

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