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My great-grandfather’s story of theft aboard The Robert E. Lee

The family and I have spent the last four days in the Maine woods, where my aunt and her husband had rented a cabin so that our extended family could celebrate my father’s 75th birthday together. Aside from falling in Maine’s largest lake while completely clothed, having to scrub vomit from the upholstery of a […]

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68 hours in Manzanita…. The Monkey Power Trio’s 24th day as a band

The weekend of October 20 marked the 24th meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. Without much in the way of any […]

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The FBI and ATF are investigating yesterday’s fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti

[The above image comes from the report which aired last night on Detroit’s NBC affiliate.] Yesterday, at approximately 4:00 PM, firefighters were called to 5905 West Michigan Avenue to fight a fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti. While Pittsfield Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason has gone on record saying that there’s no indication of […]

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Confederate flag burning at Water Street Commons tomorrow night

I know it’s unlikely that many readers of this site have Confederate flags just laying around, but, if you should happen to have one, and if you should want to burn it, like minded people will be gathering at Water Street Commons tomorrow night with everything one might need to set offensive flags ablaze. So, […]

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Confession Bear weighs in the Rose Bowl

[At the Quack Media holiday party last night, I became convinced, after a long conversation with Ben from Damn Arbor, that my posts, on average, are too damn long. This is my first attempt to right the ship. I hope it meets with your approval… Also, I don’t really want to see East Lansing burn. […]

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