John Schneider

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A broader deer hunt would save fenders and feed the needy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.