Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of April 12th

To all those Administrative Professionals out there, next Wednesday, April 21, is Administrative Professionals Day here in the United States and Canada. I guess that makes it an international event. The banks will all be open and you can expect your normal mail delivery. Last March 16, a new Michigan Secretary of State upgrade went into effect. It securely combines …

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Out and About – Week of April 5th

“Happiness makes up in height, what it lacks in length.” ~ Robert Frost Welcome to April, 2021. Thanks to all you readers, I am now starting my sixteenth year writing this column. When I started the column, this newspaper was delivered to your home and was available at several newspaper stands six days a week. A lot has changed over …

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Out and About – Week of March 29th

One is never too old to accept good advice when offered. You may heed it or you may put it completely out of your mind. Take your pick on these five suggestions: Brush your teeth before putting on your tie. Never say, “My child would never do that.” Never tell a person who’s experiencing deep sorrow, “I know how you …

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Out and About – Week of March 22nd

We recently had the opportunity to get Out and About to South Haven. We’ve been there before, but it was during the summer season and was much busier. This time, we traveled west to the city on the lake on a Wednesday. We couldn’t have had nicer weather, although it was a bit windy. After a very nice lunch at …

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Out and About – Week of March 15th

There are some elected officials who make a lot of money serving us. Most of them have their offices in Washington, D.C. I can’t think of one U.S. Senator or U.S. Congressman who is destitute or holds a part-time job. Once they retire, if they ever do, they continue to receive some sort of big benefit for the service they’ve …

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Out and About – Week of March 8th

A reminder to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed this next Saturday night. Yes, you lose one hour of sleep, but the days are getting longer, which means you’ll be able to get Out and About, and stay out to enjoy more daylight activities. I’m not sure if March came in like a lion or a …

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Out and About – Week of March 1st

“If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy.” – Proverb Please mark your calendars for next Monday, March 8. This is International Women’s Day. This is the one day we men should be extra nice to all the women we know. For most of us, this will not be difficult, because most of us are as nice as we …

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Out and About – Week of February 22nd

The recent snowfall we received last week, reminded me of how much we neglect our vehicles during inclement weather. I saw quite a few cars that had not been properly cleared of the white stuff. These cars evidently were not kept in a garage. Not everyone has the luxury of having a garage in which to keep their vehicles out …

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Out and About – Week of February 15th

In January, I gave you some information on a lecture series being held at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Here is the schedule for March and April. The lectures are held on Sunday afternoons at 3 PM. They are held in the ballroom and they are only allowing fifty people to attend each lecture. Here’s the list: …

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Out and About – Week of February 8th

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ! Abraham Lincoln Since last October, I’ve been working out of my home. I had a good-sized office in a great location, so when I relocated, I had to give up a lot. Prior to moving, I either sold, gave away, or threw away a …

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