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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Carol Catherine on the road from Las Vegas to Area 51

Somehow, a year or so ago, I fell into groove where I started talking with local musicians about vacations they’d taken outside of Michigan. I’m not sure what prompted it, or why I suddenly stopped, but I suspect it was weather related to some degree. And, now that it’s 20 degrees below zero outside, I […]

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On potty training and pooping rainbows

Over the holiday break, I spent a considerable amount of time sequestered in my room, sorting through my towering piles of paper, trying to bring some semblance of order to my increasingly chaotic life. And, in the process, I came across these two pieces of documentation relating to Arlo’s potty training, which, thankfully, is now […]

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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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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 […]

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The Ramones are dead. Long live the Ramones.

It’s being reported this morning that Tommy Ramone, co-founder of the seminal New York punk band The Ramones, and last surviving member of the original group, died yesterday at the age of 65. If I had to credit one band with setting me on the path that led me to where I am today, it […]

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