It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Welcome to Happy Hour at the NewsViews Lounge on a fantastic October afternoon! It’s been one of the most beautiful times of year here in my Midwestern back yard, with so many, many days of MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

The seasons are changing, as denoted by the changing theme of the NewsViews home page. The days get shorter, the light rays get longer, and are soon to be featured dappling through the trees, drawing MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Things got real this week when Joe Biden gave the country the “dad talk” about the resisters who are wearing us out and making us sick, literally and figuratively. This minority of self-described “patriots” forget MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

It’s Labor Day weekend already, so I believe that officially makes it Pumpkin Spice Season, amirite? I admit I pulled out a cookie mix — Betty Crocker/Pillsbury? — and baked some up in the air MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Another week has gone by and NewsViews was there with you when we found out we lost an epic rock and roll friend, Charlie Watts. Drummer of the Rolling Stones for 60 years, Charlie didn’t MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Today, class, let’s talk about box wine. It’s been one of those weeks that has me considering quantity over quality. The world watches what’s going down in Afghanistan. Desperate people are flooding the last shred MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Well, I do hope you plan to continue your celebrations well into the night on this First Annual Reinstatement Day with an evening of song, dance and reinstatement libations. There’s a party goin’ on right MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Yesterday it was reported that Charlie Watts, 80, would not be joining the Rolling Stones 2021 U.S. Fall Tour due to a successful medical procedure for an unknown condition. “Charlie has had a procedure which MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

My Twitter feed has alerted me to plenty of sad news from the world of music recently. This week alone, Twitterverse counted three deaths in the rock and roll sphere. Two lesser knowns, Mike Howe, MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Well, it’s soon to be 5:00 Somewhere In Time on Mackinac Island, as one of our treasures here in the northern neck of my woods beckons. This week I’ll be on the road and eventually MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

After spending half of the week without internet service, it’s time for me to get back to the business of celebrating all things weekend-ish. Isn’t it what we work for? Grab your headbands, everybody…… Yeah, MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

So it’s the 4th of July weekend. Woot-woot! Time to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, signed 245 years ago! We owe our thanks to those radical revolutionaries and all of their hostility MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

By this time next Friday, it will be July. Aside from all of my mixed feelings about celebrating Independence Day and all of that flag-waving around the country, July makes me melancholy marking the mid-point MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Sunday brings Father’s Day, in case anyone has forgotten. My hope is that each of us has something to celebrate about Father’s Day. You may be one, or you may have parented in another sense. MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

So this week I started planning (for real this time) a road trip for next month. Each summer we look forward to packing up the summer car and heading Up North — more a state MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

It’s hot, and I have (vaccinated) out-of-state family coming. Now I don’t have the heat wave the west coast is having, but we are looking at 90’s and humid right through the weekend. So I MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Summer officially kicks off this weekend, and while it hasn’t climbed above 50 degrees yet today, I’m willing to overlook today’s temps to a sunnier and warmer tomorrow, and I’m beginning to think about summer MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Cheers and welcome to the 5:00 Somewhere Lounge where I’m hanging out in my flip-flops with a cool summer cocktail in hand! Woot-woot! We’ve been unseasonably warm in the mid- and upper-80s for a few MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2021 inductees this week, to join a list of those who shaped the history of music. In order to be inducted into the Cleveland MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

There is a 147th run for the roses on Saturday in Kentucky, the first Jewel of the Triple Crown and the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” A day for wild and crazy hats (no MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

On April 23, 1971 — yes, 50 years ago today — the world received an interesting gift of music and art with the release of Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones. My BFF and I MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Some new music has been slowly dribbling out this spring, which has me looking around more on Spotify — browsing for release dates and some promising, hopeful additions to approaching patio evenings with a bluetooth MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Living through a pandemic for over a year has given me an opportunity to begin appreciating more wine, and I’m fortunate enough to have a four generation family winery near me whose delivery drivers are MORE

It's 5:00 Somewhere

It’s 5:00 Somewhere

It was Opening Day for baseball yesterday, and as Michiganders have been known to refer to it before, it was Sno-pening Day. If the thought of bundling up with your cold beer and hot dog MORE