“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’ ”

‘Tis (almost) the season.

I feel a bit behind. Behind the stores and sales. Behind the weather. I’m sure I’ll catch up, just not there yet. (You too ?)

■ Today marks ammo and camo time!

The only sunrise of the year you can actually hear.

“Let’s be careful out there.”

As Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard reminds us every year:

One of the most important rules is to always treat every firearm as if it is loaded. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction and always keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger until ready to shoot.

Be certain of your target, and what’s beyond it.

Also, all firearm hunters must wear a hat, cap, vest, jacket or other garment made of “Hunter Orange” that consists at least 50% of the surface area. The hunter orange must be visible from all sides.

■ Speaking of deer. (The still-mobile ones.)

A quick review of safety tips for drivers from the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition.

1. Be especially alert at dawn and dusk.

2. If you see one deer, slow down. Chances are good there are others nearby.

3. If a crash is inevitable, don’t swerve, brake firmly, hold on to the steering wheel, stay in your lane and bring your car to a controlled stop.

4. Bottom line : “DON’T VEER FOR DEER.”

■Sweet Marie reminds us the Monroe Community Players are doing the comedy, “Greater Tuna” at the Meyer Theatre in the La-Z-Boy Center at the Monroe County Community College tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. Info at

■John Smyntek wanted us to know that The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2014 Holiday Home Tour is Sunday.

■Tom and Vicki Celani, (The Celani Family Foundation) are matching your donation to Gleaners and The Capuchins, up to $100,000, till Nov. 24, go to or call (313) 254-4788 Double your money, double your help.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.

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