Tag Archives: Robert E. Lee

Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Matt Jones at Gettysburg, with Sarah Campbell

Occasionally, I get good ideas. I’m not sure if this is one of those times, but it occurred to me a few days ago that I should have a regular feature on the site in which I talk with local musicians about their vacations. Our first guest is Matt Jones, of Matt Jones and the […]

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Working way too hard on a post about Fort Pulaski that no one will care about

As I mentioned a few days ago, in my “9 Lessons Learned in Savannah” post, I spent some time earlier this month exploring the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia… chasing dolphins, swatting mosquitos, and soaking up gin and history. In that post, as I recall, I noted that I visited Fort Pulaski – […]

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Michiganders to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a march to Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor home

For those of you not heading south on Monday to celebrate Robert E. Lee Day, it looks like there might be something interesting going on right here in Michigan. From what I hear, it looks as though there’s going to be a big march down Geddes to the Ann Arbor home of Michigan Governor Rick […]

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Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee, side by side on my piano keyboard

Today I learned, much to my dismay, that there are states that, not being able to opt out of the federal Martin Luther King holiday, have chosen to celebrate the birthday of slaveholding Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the same time. And before any of you write in to tell me that, in spite […]

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