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Escape to Beaver Island

I’m sorry for running off and leaving you these past few days, but I needed a break. Clementine and I, desperate for a little father-daughter time away from the hassle of everyday life, headed north to Beaver Island, where we crashed with some old friends. And, for the first time in over a decade, I […]

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Walking the secret passageways of Harry Bennett’s heavily-fortified Ypsilanti castle

I just received a note from Nathan Ayers, the guy who won the first $1,000 grant from A2Awesome. He wanted to let me know that, back in 1984, the television program PM Magazine ran a feature on Harry Bennett’s fortress on the banks of the Huron River, in Ypsilanti. Bennett, for those of you don’t […]

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Wisconsin’s attack against the working class, and the role of the Koch brothers

The weirdness is apparently continuing in Wisconsin. From what I can tell, the public employee unions have indicated a willingness to negotiate pay and benefit cuts. The Governor, however, has refused to take them up on the offer, choosing instead to pursue the elimination of their right to bargain collectively. So, if there are still […]

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Man climbs Ypsilanti tree, refuses to leave

Were you wondering why the news choppers were circling Ypsi earlier this evening? The following clip comes from WDIV television in Detroit: Man Continues Peaceful Tree Protest DTE Wants To Clear Space For Transmission System YPSILANTI, Mich. — A Ypsilanti man is camping out in a tree behind his house in protest of a utility […]

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