Category Archives: Ypsilanti

The tadpoles are now frogs

About two weeks ago, as you may recall, Arlo and I collected a bunch of tadpoles from a vernal pool in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. Well, things seemed to be going pretty well for our amphibian friends up until yesterday… Two days ago, things were awesome. We had about eight tadpoles that had sprouted back legs, […]

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Remembering Pete Murdock

Pete Murdock, Ypsilanti’s longest-serving City Council member, and former mayor, passed away several weeks ago at the age of 76. And, ever since, I’ve been struggling with how to talk about his passing here on the site. You see, while I liked Pete quite a bit as a person, he and I also had some […]

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Attempting to save tadpoles on Memorial Day

Arlo and I spent a lot of time at Riverside Park today; running around the playground, picking up glass along the banks of the Huron river, and watching super-enthusiastic baby geese practice their diving. [We also got to see what appeared to be an epic battle between a great blue heron and a family of […]

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Ten years of cool Ypsi-Arbor photos from Doug Coombe’s Concentrate archives

Our friends at Concentrate are celebrating the publication of their 500th issue, and, as part of the festivities, staff photographer Doug Coombe has put together a collection of his favorite 300 photos. If you can get beyond the horror of watching me age over the past decade, it really is an incredible document, as it […]

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Release the Mueller Report

[Protesters gather along Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti to demand that the Mueller report be made public.] Well, a few significant things have happened since we last talked about Attorney General William Barr’s decision to keep the 400-page Mueller report from Congress, and offer in its place a 4-page letter of his own, declaring not […]

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