John Schneider


A broader deer hunt would save fenders and feed the needy

February 6, 2015 | John Schneider

Michigan’s roadways can look like boulevards of broken Bambis, but if we really wanted to cut down on car-deer collisions, we’d allow a judicial increase in deer hunting.

Kid, load the dishwasher and build a little character while you’re at it

December 12, 2014 | John Schneider

The common household chore, i.e., a job done by a complaining juvenile, appears to be an endangered species. Why is that?

Zero-tolerance policy abuse cuts like a knife – and slashes young lives

November 7, 2014 | John Schneider

It’s one of those things that sounds good on paper: Caught with a weapon? Automatic expulsion. But no one ever went on a rampage with a Swiss Army knife.

When in doubt, ask: A wonderful wedding may await in Hammond Bay

October 3, 2014 | John Schneider

The ceremony was in peril until the father and mother of the groom Hail Mary’d a spectacular Plan B on an underutilized public harbor lawn.

A helping hand with a business card might beat a handout for some

August 22, 2014 | John Schneider

Lots of us struggle with how to respond to people who panhandle on street corners. This Volunteers of America of Michigan executive has his own idea.

A law for what should go without saying: Don’t leave kids in cars

July 18, 2014 | John Schneider

Why is it so hard for some parents to learn that a parked car is not a short-term daycare center?

An education is rarely cheap, but you don’t have to order the caviar

June 6, 2014 | John Schneider

College affordability is a real problem, but perhaps the time to complain about it isn’t after you’ve returned from a semester abroad.

Served with honor, if not heroism, but they don’t offer first pitches for that

April 25, 2014 | John Schneider

If everyone who ever wore the uniform of the United States’ armed forces is a hero, the word no longer has any meaning.

For Michigan shore-dwellers, life’s a beach, and that’s the problem

March 21, 2014 | John Schneider

This land is your land, this land is my land, but if you think you’re holding your bonfire in front of my cottage? We might have a problem.

Twice the warmth, three times the stories: Heating the old-fashioned way

February 14, 2014 | John Schneider

Word to you Paul Bunyans: Only fools harvest firewood without the proper gear, but oh, the stories those scars can tell.