Tag Archives: Memorial Day

As protests spread over the murder of George Floyd, we’re once again reminded of the fact that we have the worst leadership possible to help us through this moment in history

Over the past several years, there have been multiple instances of police officers killing unarmed black men in the Minneapolis area. In 2015, there was Jamar Clark, who, according to multiple witnesses, was not resisting officers at the time of his killing. In 2016, there was Philando Castile, who was shot and killed on video […]

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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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Attempting to save tadpoles on Memorial Day

Arlo and I spent a lot of time at Riverside Park today; running around the playground, picking up glass along the banks of the Huron river, and watching super-enthusiastic baby geese practice their diving. [We also got to see what appeared to be an epic battle between a great blue heron and a family of […]

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Celebrating Memorial Day by killing non-American invasive species on Water Street

I know tomorrow is a holiday, and most of you already have plans, but, if you’re up for a little fresh air and exercise, and don’t feel like going to the parade, I’ll be out at the Water Street prairie between 9:00 and 11:00 doing my best to eradicate the Spotted Knapweed that’s threatening our […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Since I didn’t get any comments when I posted this on Memorial Day in 2003, I thought that I’d try it again. Linette and I celebrated Memorial Day as the great patriots that we are. We slept through our local parade and then spent the rest of the day drinking Mexican beer (Tecate), eating Indian […]

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