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February 15 should have been just another mid-winter doldrums super star.  It was gray and cold in northern Michigan and as I pulled into the school parking lot, I should have been thinking the way most teachers think about February days: just get us some sunshine!  But February 15, 2018 wasn’t just another day, and […]

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Eavesdropping in Northern Michigan

This column appeared in the Northern Express on January 31, 2016 Next time, whisper. Eavesdropping in small town bars can be hilarious, uplifting, depressing, and humiliating.  As such, on cold winter nights in northern Michigan, it is the most rewarding and cheapest form of entertainment.  Over the last six weeks, I’ve been pretty much homebound […]

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