Tag Archives: Arlo

The History of Wiard’s: From Plows and Cider to Soda and Scare-tainment… an American story

As a rule, I try not to talk about local businesses unless I have something good to say about them, which is why, over the 12 years or so that I’ve been posting here, I’ve never mentioned the “agri-entertainment complex” that is Wiard’s. Call me old fashioned, but I like my cider mills without paintball, […]

Posted in Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Today was a terrible day, but I’m OK with that

It’s after 1:00 AM and I’ve been asked to relocate from my bed to the couch. My terrifyingly loud coughing, it would appear, has finally crossed a line. I should have had the sense to extract myself. When it gets to the point that I need to get out of bed, stand up, and brace […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The family photo that could get me into Congress

This is the best picture we’ve ever taken as a family. Our friend Leisa Thompson took it about a year ago. For reasons that still aren’t quite clear to me, we were hanging out inside a giant piece of sculpture at the time. We had a print of it made, and it’s hanging upstairs, about […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Totally Quotable Arlo: presented without context for your consideration edition

[If you enjoyed this episode of Totally Quotable Arlo, be sure to check out our small but growing library here.]

Posted in Mark's Life | Also tagged , , | 3 Comments

Is Ann Arbor as progressive as it’s billed? And, if not, what can be done about it?

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with the mother of one of Alro’s school friends. As she’s relatively new to Ypsi, I asked how she came to be living here, and she told me her story, which started back in California, when she found out that she’d been accepted into a graduate […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Connect

Krampus ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Leisa Thompson