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JUSTIN MCKEE: Have some fun with bokeh

JUSTIN MCKEE: Have some fun with bokeh

Riding on the coattails of last week’s column about Christmas lights, I thought it was an appropriate time to bring up a fun way to play with aperture. First, a refresher on aperture: Aperture is the diameter of the circular hole through which light travels through a lens. By changing the size of this opening […]

A need for direction

A need for direction

By Ron Witbeck 
Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church We sometimes find ourselves in need for direction for traveling both in life and the different events of life. We may find ourselves traveling over the next few weeks as we approach the coming of Christmas and family get-togethers. Sometimes we will not need directions, because we […]

TIM SKUBICK: Now the fun begins

TIM SKUBICK: Now the fun begins

Michigan voters will now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to put their money where their mouth is. For decades they have been belly-aching about the sorry condition of the roads, now they can actually do something about it. But will they? Will they vote to tax themselves to fix the roads? That’s the $1.3 billion dollar […]

KATHLEEN PARKER: Talk about a wildfire

KATHLEEN PARKER: Talk about a wildfire

First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief. The story is a doozy — a tale of corruption, prosecutorial abuse, alleged fraud upon the court, and possible government cover-ups in the service of power and greed. All the […]

GEORGE WILL: The cheerfulness of tax reform

GEORGE WILL: The cheerfulness of tax reform

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Mr. Micawber, in “David Copperfield” If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness. If long-term growth is closer to 2 percent, […]