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On the occasion of my son turning nine

My son Arlo turns 9 years old today. This (above) is what he looks like these days. This was taken a few days ago on one of our long, late morning walks around Ypsilanti between his two online class periods. I suspect, at some point, he’ll tire of hanging around with me, but, as of […]

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Horses that owe me money!

At some point during the 1952 thriller Sudden Fear, Joan Crawford breaks into the apartment of her husband’s lover with the intention of stealing both a gun, and a sample of the woman’s handwriting. While I’ve watched the scene a number of times, it hadn’t occurred to me until last night to actually slow the […]

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Boon and Easel return, die horribly, but on their own terms

I’ve always known that one day I’d write a children’s book. I didn’t know until today, however, when I read the news story about the raccoon spotted riding on an alligator’s back through a Florida swamp, what it would be about. The image accompanying the article immediately brought to mind the weasel who flew a […]

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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, […]

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Cleaning house… and finding interesting artifacts

I spent much of this past weekend cleaning house. In the process, I found the following: An old drawing that I did of Linette, which I think is really beautiful, and surprisingly accurate. My old favorite photo of myself, which I thought that I’d lost forever. (I don’t believe they still make the synthetic silk […]

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