Moles, dogs, and Koolaid: some updates

Moles, dogs, and Koolaid: some updates

Man, what a wonderful Sunday in the ‘hood! The temperature was perfect for walking barefoot in the grass, messing around in the garden and, well just listening to the birds sing. Whilst being one with nature in my own quarter acre of solitude I was able to ponder, let my mind wander . . . […]

Independence Day was just the beginning

Independence Day was just the beginning

As we celebrate July 4 in these here United States, and as I listen to our national politicians, I cannot help but think they didn’t read the Declaration of Independence, what really started the Revolutionary War; nor do I think have they read the Constitution, once we became a nation of Individuals, responsible to ourselves […]

A little itty bitty piece of our hearts

A little itty bitty piece of our hearts

We humans like to change things. We build stuff. We “damn” up rivers and dig canals. We change what we are given to suit our wants and needs at the time. But, of all the tinkering we have perpetrated to the natural world, I think one of the most endearing tinkers was the domestication of […]

Yup, it’s kinda, almost relatively summerish

Yup, it’s kinda, almost relatively summerish

Real hard to believe it’s the middle of June and we in these parts have had — what — 2.3 days of sun? On Father’s Day I joked with sons Shamus and Sean that Michigan is becoming the new Temperate Rain-forest in North America — taking over for the state of Washington. They were less […]

And, readers respond to dandelions

And, readers respond to dandelions

So, let me see . . . about two weeks ago I penned a gem of a Don’t Rush Me column (if I do say so, myself, and I do) about dandelions. I shared my feelings on my lack of enthusiasm and or determination in mowing the dandelions in my yard. (Okay, maybe I was […]

So, you wanna’ be a reporter . . .

So, you wanna’ be a reporter . . .

I know to some this may be a scary proposition, but yup, sometimes I get to “teach” younger people. Through working at this newspaper for (GULP) over 34 years, I have been able to help folks hone their newspapering skills — reportin’, writin’, ad designin’ and page layout. Every once in a while and outta’ […]

Hey! Back off! My dandelions have a purpose!

Hey! Back off! My dandelions have a purpose!

For those of us who had a long, three day weekend, summer sorta’ took hold. I hope you all spent at least a little time reflecting on Memorial Day and its meaning. To those who had to work, law enforcement, safety and health folks, and those who worked, I tip my hat. Me, I did […]

Use chemical warfare, high-tech to fight moles?

Use chemical warfare, high-tech to fight moles?

Ah, spring is in the air! (Relatively speaking — if you consider it’s the middle of May and pretty gosh-darned gloomy, it is still spring.) And, for me, with spring comes a new awakened sense of smell. All through the bitter winter my sense of smell goes to Tahiti or somewhere. Where ever it goes, […]

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