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Open Thread… “look into my eyes and tell me that everything’s going to be alright” edition

Remember how, a few days ago, I told you that my high-school-bully-turned-bandmate, Mike, in an attempt to make me feel even worse about myself than I already do, had relentlessly fucked with a photo of me until I had inch-deep wrinkles and sunken black holes where my eyes should have been? Well, my friend Patty, […]

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, having won the bid to host Monkey Power 18, exceeds expectations

I’ve been in Wyoming these past few days, at the annual meeting of my one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio. This, I believe, was our 18th session. It was neither the worst, nor the best. All things considered, I’d say that it was positive. Many laughs were had. No one cried. No one screamed. No […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Hess

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman who’d just moved to Ypsi from Brooklyn, after a brief layover in Ann Arbor. She was looking for studio space, and thought, I guess, that I might be able to help. I couldn’t. But, one thing led to another, and I ended up […]

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The site’s new “unflattering Mark portrait” header, and what you can do about it…

All things considered, the reaction to the new site has been surprisingly good. So far, the only criticisms that I’ve heard have been about the design of the header. Someone calling himself Poison Control made fun of the fact that the background was “band-aide” color, but, other that that, most of the criticism had to […]

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Gramholm, ushering in Michigan’s economic rebirth

An oil painting of Michigan’s former Governor, Jennifer Granholm, was made public at the Capital rotunda in Lansing today. Granholm, who was present for the unveiling, said, among other things, that the apple blossoms in the painting symbolize Michigan’s economic rebirth, which had begun under her adminstration. When I read that, I laughed out loud. […]

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