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Mark’s Covid Diary… May 25, 2020

Last year on Memorial Day, my son and I discovered a giant vernal pool teaming with tadpoles at Riverside Park, so we thought we’d go back today in hopes of finding more. While we didn’t find any frogs or tadpoles, there was plenty for us to talk about. Among other things, we saw a family […]

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So, Ypsilanti, should we repair or remove the Peninsular Dam?

As you may have heard, over the next several months, members of our City Council will be debating whether we should remove Ypsilanti’s aging Peninsular Dam, or invest approximately $640,000 in its renovation… Following, in hopes that it might help some of you to better understand the various issues at play in the “remove vs. […]

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Invasivore efforts to install a nutria colony in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park

The New York Times Magazine had an interesting piece yesterday on the budding invasivore food movement. For those who missed it, here’s a clip: There’s a new shift in the politics of food, not quite a movement yet, more of an eco-culinary frisson. But it may have staying power; the signs and portents are there. […]

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Monday night news dump

There were three stories in the news tonight that I wanted to write about, before my brain got hijacked by local politics. I don’t have time to write about any of them at length right now, as my eyelids are beginning to droop, but I did want to pass along the links, as they’re all […]

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AnnArbor.com implements crackdown on excessive capitalization

It’s been a while since we here in this wretched hive of scum and villainy have discussed the form of “aggressive moderation” being practiced by our friends at AnnArbor.com. As I’m sympathetic to their situation, and want for them to be successful, I try not to be unnecessarily critical of the choices they make. But, […]

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