Tag Archives: Michigan

How Danged Fools Celebrate April First

Well.  Where did the time go?  My last post here couldn’t possibly have been exactly three months ago!  I thought I said I was a blogger! So what brings me here today?  I want pity.  Lots of it.  I fell … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Are Unicorn Hunters

There is a real Unicorn Hunters Society in the United States, in case you hadn’t heard.  It was formed in 1971, even though, as you know, unicorns have been around forever.  The society is based at Lake Superior State University … Continue reading

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Vandals, I Don’t Get You. Can We Talk?

Van·dal noun: vandal; plural noun: vandals 1. a person who deliberately destroys or damages public or private property. “the rear window of the car was smashed by vandals” synonyms: hoodlum, barbarian, thug, hooligan, delinquent, despoiler, desecrator, saboteur “vandals defaced the … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Gov picks a Poet-you know-Laureate

A bit of a stink going on in North Carolina this week.  Nothing so serious that lives are at risk, but serious enough, in a state that prides itself on its ability to nurture and grow literary giants, that the … Continue reading

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I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, too

On Christmas Day, 1914, only four months into the brutality of World War I, a spontaneous miracle happened on the Western Front.  On that day German and British soldiers laid down their arms and gathered together in No Man’s Land … Continue reading

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Places I’ll show you if You’ll Promise Not to Go There

I lived in the city for more years than I’ve lived anywhere else, but now I live in the country.  Some say I live in the wilderness but that’s an exaggeration.  I live in a place where few people live … Continue reading

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Protecting Wolves by Throwing Them to the Wolves?

Yesterday I wrote about Opening Day for Michigan’s deer hunting season.  But yesterday was also opening day for a hunting season not seen in Michigan for almost 50 years.  Despite pushback from many different organizations, and petitions set up on … Continue reading

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Run, Bambi, Run! Man Is In The Woods

Today marks the opening of hunting season here in Michigan’s north woods.  The schools are closed in most upper state communities, including ours. Opening Day is an annual holiday for the kids, even though only a small percentage of them … Continue reading

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Pasties Yooper Style. With Pictures.

The pasty, that small meat and potato pie in a pastry crust, it turns out, is a Cornish thing.  All my growing up years, and even far beyond, I’ve been led to believe by my Finnish relatives that Pasties were … Continue reading

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I Called Elmore Leonard “Dutch” Once

I woke up to the sad news that Elmore Leonard, our most famous Detroit-based writer, has died.  He was 87 years old but I thought that guy would go on forever.  There was never anything old about him and I doubt … Continue reading

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