August 19, 2006 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Couple of Moderate Joes Ousted in Primary

Out East and in the Midwest, a couple of moderate Joes on Capitol Hill took it on the chin last week from extremes of their parties. More...


Mary Milton's Last Horse War Xeno To Retire After 20 Years

Young Colton Fisher of Mackinac Island has a horse sense beyond his tender age. At last week's Mackinac Island Horse Show, he noticed a lean, lone, bay gelding tied to a white birch tree, half asleep in the afternoon sun. More...

A Look at History

Mackinac Furs Served as Security Identifiers in Low-tech Era

One of the biggest changes that has occurred in the United States in recent years has been the growth of public security infrastructure, the barriers in many public, private, and mixed spaces that are meant to bar people who cannot display evidence t More...


It's Tuesday, August 15, another beautiful summer day on Mackinac. Sadly, we're getting closer and closer to Labor Day, and our pleasant weather will soon change as we welcome in the month of September. It has passed so quickly. More...

Nature Notes

Messenger Pigeons Carry Long Historical Human Connection

Just the other day I received a note and a photograph from Clark Bloswick, who had seen a pigeon hanging around the State Park maintenance barn for more than a week. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Insomnia Can Affect Your Health

More than 50 years ago, a seminal medical treatise on sleep defined it as a "periodic temporary cessation or interruption of the waking state, the latter being the prevalent mode of existence of the healthy adult." An English poet called sleep, "the More...

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