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"As I See It" Columns by Captain Fred

Captain Fred has shared his musings for years in his "As I See It" column.
New columns will be added weekly, so be sure and check back soon!


Columns

 

Pets Communicate

 

Help is Nearby

 

Summertime Fun and Cautions

 

What's Up With the Weather?

 

No Progress

 

How Fast Are You Driving?

 

Thumb Comes Alive

 

Frustrating For Sure

 

News and Events

 

Safety On Land

 

Choices to Be Made

 

The World of Medicine

 

What's In Your Pantry?

 

It's Good To Be Back in Huron County

 

Food Labeling Maze

 

Visiting the Wild West

 

Travel Not So Easy

 

Are You Going On Vacation?

 

Chores Await

 

I Really Keep Busy

 

Snowbirds On The Wing

 

It's Spring (Or Is It?)

 

Modern Electronics Are So Frustrating

 

A Bad Experience on The Road

 

More Traffic, More Enforcement

 

Respect Is Missing

 

Chatting Has Come a Long Way

 

Driving Is Just Not The Same

 

A Dark Cloud Over My Head

 

Let The President Get To Work

 

Fix It Yourself

 

Let's Ensure Citizen Safety

 

Presidential Promises, Promises

 

Let's Start Over

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas

 

It's a Mad Dash

 

Lights All Aglow

 

I've Got Mixed Emotions

 

We Are Thankful

 

Do You Like Your Job?

 

Our Country Has Made a Decision

 

It's Time To Vote

 

Tricks and Definitely Treats

 

Election Time Draws Near

 

The Good and Very Bad of Weather

 

Time To Tune In

 

Fall Chores Start Outside

 

Summer Is Gone

 

Is it Really Breaking News?

 

Our Country is Great

 

Can it Be Labor Day Already?

 

Rio de Janeiro Stepped Up To Win

 

Concerns About Boating Safety

 

Thank Goodness For The Olympics

 

Stalemates Not Acceptable

 

"How 'Fresh' is That Food?"

 

Summertime Fun in The Thumb

 

Our Country is Troubled

 

Poor Behavior Equals Disrespect

 

Welcome Summer Guests

 

You Can't Beat Farm Fresh

 

Beware of Scams

 

The Summer is Launched

 

Michigan's Thumb Comes Alive

 

It's The People's Choice

 

Let's Put On a Happy Face

 

Beware of Product Recalls

 

It's Going to be a Great Spring and Summer

 

So Much For Miracle Cures

 

Where is The Democracy?

 

Phil Got The Forecast Wrong

 

Attitude Adjustments Work

 

We Must Stop The Carnage

 

Everyone Is Watching

 

Green is Where You Find It

 

Be Careful When You Shop

 

Debaters Garner Little Respect

 

A Loud Trumpet Call in New Hampshire

 

There Was a Circus In Iowa

 

An Interesting Trip To The Grocery Store

 

I've Had Enough Debate

 

Our People Are Strong

 

Resolutions and Reality

 

It's a New Year!

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

 

Christmas Is Almost Here

 

Soggy Shopping

 

Do We Need Driverless Cars?

 

A Better Idea For Turkey Day

 

Do You Remember When?

 

Can You Hear Me Now?

 

A Review Of The Debates

 

Have Fun, But Be Careful

 

Fall In The Thumb Is Fabulous

 

A Confusing Time Of Year

 

Mother Nature Rules The Globe

 

A Great Visit From A Great Man

 

It's Fall, And Time To Get Busy

 

It's Not Politics As Usual

 

It Was A Long Weekend

 

Summer Will Continue

 

Is It Over?

 

Closed Beaches, Closed Beaches

 

Parade Of Elephants

 

Our Tax Dollars Are Wasted

 

Sights To See In The Thumb

 

Warm Weather And A Road Trip

 

Boom, Boom, Blast!

 

Owners Are Responsible For Their Guns

 

Not a Fan of Automation

 

No Jobs Or No Applicants?

 

We Can't Read The Small Print

 

Great Start To The Summer

 

The Thumb Is Looking Great

 

Good Politics and Justice Missing

 

Coins Are Only For Collectors

 

Is Violence The New Normal?

 

It's Time For The Snowbirds To Return

 

Poor Sports Ruining Our Games

 

It Will Be Good To Be Back

 

Respect, Courtesy Still Exist

 

What Is Up With The Weather?

 

With Care, Autos Can Last Longer

 

Coming Clean With Our Products

 

Electronics Are Changing Everything

 

Cold Winter Brings Back Memories

 

It's Probably Time I Ate My Words

 

Young People Have Fewer Role Models


Better Watch What You Eat

 

It's Time To Start The Big Game

 

We're Watching Our Lifestyle Slip Away

 

The Thumb Is Looking Good

 

Obamacare Has Problems

 

2014 Is a Year of Local Recovery

 

Finishing The Rush Before Christmas

 

I Had a Really, Really Bad Day

 

Driving The Distance To Protest

 

Medical Care is Changing

 

Ringing Up The Cell Phone Chatter

 

Vote No on Negative Campaigns

 

Meteorologists Take A Stab At It

 

Gas is Cheap, Halloween is Fun

 

Boo - And Merry Christmas

 

It Was a Long Sunday Afternoon

 

It's Hard To Believe All These Ads

 

Conveniences, Or Are They?

 

A Letter To Youngsters

 

You Can Spend Lots of Time Shopping

 

Drivers Need To Pay Attention

 

School Replaces Another Summer

 

Media Paints a Racist Picture

 

Let's Reduce Gun Carnage

 

We Can't Live Without Electronics

 

So Many Questions To Answer

 

Living With Life's Frequent Irritations

 

It's Time To Tackle The Violence

 

We Can't Solve All of The World's Problems with American Tax Dollars

 

It Was an Entertaining Weekend

 

Blast Off For Fourth of July

 

Can We Put a Lid on The Cookie Jar?

 

Toll Roads Are The Way To Go

 

Our Leader Follows Different Laws

 

Nice To Have Good Health Care

 

We Must Expect The Unexpected

 

Aggravation Caused By Drivers, Phones

 

We Cherish Our Great Friendships

 

NBA Owner Has Many Battles

 

Should The Captain Go Down With His Ship?

 

Our Military Should Stay Closer To Home

 

Another Birthday Passes

 

Remember The Cool Stuff?

 

Does Anyone Really Care?

 

Too Much Missing Jet Coverage

 

Where Does All The Time Go?

 

The Joys of Daylight Savings Time

 

What a Difference a Week Makes

 

I Can't Let The Olympics Go

 

Wow, What a Wild Week

 

Beware of Another Computer Scam

 

What is a Beiber, and Should I Care?

 

It'll Be a Big Money Weekend

 

What Are We Doing To Ourselves?

 

Do Some Research, Then Shop Local

 

Sports Fans Had a Great First Week

 

Looking Back at Negative Events

 

So Long To a Not-So-Bad 2013

 

Christmas Traditions-Old and New

 

We Have To Go Shopping

 

A Very Long, Scary Drive

 

Use Caution When Buying Products

 

They Are At It Again

 

We Will All Soon Be Out of Work

 

Can Anyone Explain Obamacare?

 

Michigan Fans Are The Best

 

Colorful Fall, Chores and a Holiday

 

Congressional Deal or No Deal?

 

Scams Keep Popping Up

 

Let's Furlough Them All

 

An Update on The Hitch

 

What is Not a Time Saver

 

Did You Feel That Chill in the Air?

 

The Law Says to Ditch Your Hitch

 

A World of Privacy or Piracy?

 

Some Bits and Pieces

 

Has Anyone Seen Al?

 

National Watermelon Day

 

Vacation in Huron County

 

The News Offers Contrast

 

Let's Redirect Education Funding

 

Huron County-Revived!

 

Taking Pride in The Fourth of July

 

Make Boating Safety a Family Affair

 

Let's Buy Gas at The Best Price

 

Snoops in our Federal Government

 

What's in Our Food, For Thought

 

Summer Has Arrived in Thumb

 

We Need More Warnings

 

It Was Better Back in The Old Days

 

We Need More 'Home' in Our Security

 

Mother Nature Was Messing With Us

 

Terror is Becoming a Way of Life

 

Back to the Wild West

 

A Closer Look at The News

 

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

 

Bits and Pieces

 

This Call Was a Wrong Number

 

Electronics Equal Obesity

 

Cut The Travel Expenses

 

Winter in South Florida

 

I Enjoy The Responses of Readers

 

Car Pooling Would Help A Lot

 

Let's Look For "Made in America"

 

It's Time to Pass Gun Legislation

 

Where's The Honesty?

 

Gadgets Will Be Our Demise

 

Happy?

 

Time For a New Year

 

A Sad Holiday For Many

 

Have a Jolly Ollie Christmas

 

Is There Any Good News?

 

We Don't Deserve This Attack on Our So-called Entitlements

 

It's Been an Unusual Fall

 

Don't Blame it on the Elders

 

Sandy Meets Halloween

 

Debate or Tigers?

 

Where Did All The Water Go?

 

It was Great To See A Friend From The Past

 

Fall Has Disappeared

 

Head South For Color

 

We Need More Trade Schools

 

I Have Plenty of Issues

 

Is World Peace Slipping Away?

 

Do You Observe The Law?

 

Political Conventions Unnecessary

 

Will The Weather Gods Be Nice?

 

Think About What You Did Today

 

Aren't The Olympics Great?

 

Recent News Items

 

Sadness Overwhelmed Us

 

Do People Pay Attention to What They Say?

 

MDOT Evaluations Inaccurate

 

There's Plenty To Do Around Here

 

Happy Birthday USA

 

We Are No Longer The Land of Plenty

 

Keep Looking For Good Service

 

The Speed of Electronics

 

Tourist Weather Has Arrived

 

It's Time To Slow Down

 

Some More Helpful Gadgets

 

Electronics Hard to Keep Up With

 

Customers Beware

 

Port Austin Needs Harbor Work

 

Do You Need a Handgun?

 

Remember Your Friends

 

Stop The Media Circus

 

Mistakes at the Top

 

Respect is Missing

 

Some Changes Not For The Best

 

Too Much Government

 

Lots of Questions

 

No Debate, It's Wrong

 

Let's Be Realistic

 

Watch Out For Ripoffs

 

The Florida Primary

 

Poor Judgement at Sea

 

A Look Back

 

Do You Know Who Pays For Your Vote? You Do

 

If You Can't Do The Job, Don't Apply

 

It's All Over For This Year

 

Not a Creature Was Stirring

 

It's That Time of the Year Again

 

We Need Our Traffic Lights

 

Are You Giving Money Away?

 

Do We Need a Flat World?

 

Be Thankful This Holiday Season

 

Look Around, See the Changes

 

So Long, Andy Rooney

 

A Special Holiday

 

Let's Go Back To Get Ahead

 

Changing of Seasons

 

It's Pretty Much a Circus

 

Small-town Living

 

Reflections & Remembrance

 

Who Is On Top Now?

 

Good Night Irene

 

What a Weekend

 

Let The Race Begin

 

What Does Finger-pointing Solve?

 

It's Over. Really?

 

Electronics Rule The World

 

Are We The World's Keeper?

 

Good Old Summer Time

 

Find The Time

 

I Miss My Picture

 

The Best and The Worst

 

Drugs Can Be a Real Pain

 

They Are At It Again

 

Weather Gods Are Mad!

 

Educators Need Support

 

Gas Prices Are Sky-high, But Are Today's Times Really So Hard?

 

The Giant Woke

 

Another Trip To The West

 

Can We Have Enough Security?

 

How Big is Big?

 

More Unbelievable Events

 

Let's All Take a Cut

 

Woof-stock

 

Will Anything Change?

 

Some Things Really Bug Me

 

We Can't Fix It

 

What Can We Believe?

 

Changes and More Changes

 

Need to Say it Again

 

Stop and Look

 

Did You Watch It?

 

A Nation Grieves

 

New Year's Resolutions, Superstitions and other Silly Notions

 

Hopes For 2011

 

Happy New Year 2011

 

Season of Giving

 

Christmas Shopping Challenges are Often Self-inflicted

 

Ms. Turanor PlanetSolar

 

Millions of Dollars at Work for PA Harbor

 

It's The Little Things That Count

 

They're Gone-But It's Not Over

 

Two Big Events Approaching

 

Autumn Color

 

Did you see The Miracle?

 

Time to Stir the Pot?

 

Public Safety Issues

 

Humor is All Around

 

Remember and Reflect

 

Attitudes

 

Remember When

 

Like, as I, like, see it

 

How is Health Care Reform Going to Help?

 

PA Waterfront Looking Good

 

Who's in Charge?

 

I'm Troubled

 

Unemployment a Tough Issue

 

Are We Nuts?

 

Big Bang a Big Success

 

I Have a Beef With Big Companies

 

Readers Got It Wrong

 

The Long Ride Home

 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

 

Where Has Integrity Gone?

 

Great To Be Back-Again

 

As I See It: I Wanted To Let You Know

 

Do We Need a Flat World?

 

A New Way To Communicate

 

The Future of Communications

 

As I See It: Buy American

 

As I See It: Is Everything Disposable?

 

More Good From the Bad

 

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