September 5, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

State Reflections on ‘Liberal Lion’ Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy failed in his 1980 bid to become president. More...

Horse Tails Come in a Variety of Lengths, Styles, Sizes

"Bet my money on a bobbedtail mare; somebody bet on the gray." - Stephen Foster

Horse tails, like manes, come in all different lengths, styles, and sizes. Actually, a tail can be a defining feature when it comes to identifying horse breeds. You can realize the fine points even here. More...


The annual Mackinac Island Medical Center Auction took place Sunday evening, August 30, at Grand Hotel. It was a festive gathering of friends greeting friends. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Anesthesia, Little Known But Largely Welcome

If you’ve had surgery, you certainly know the value of anxiety and pain control, prior to, during, and after the procedure. More...

A Look at History

Centennial Rededication Ceremony Honors Upper Peninsula Pioneer

As long as all of us have been alive, the bronze statue of Father Jacques Marquette has looked down from its stone plinth onto the Mackinac Island park that bears his name. More...

Nature Notes

Rare Pinedrops Plant Sighted on Trip From Pulpit Rock

Last week my nephew and I did our annual trek through the woods, up Lime Kiln and Quarry Trails and along Fern Way to Sugar Loaf Rock. He proceeded to climb it part way. More...

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