May 18, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

The Comeback Second Acts of Wayward Politicians

South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, who in 2011 left the governor’s office in disgrace amidst an extramarital affair but last week won a congressional seat in a special election, is the latest wayward politician to rebound in some manner.  More...

Horse Tales

By the Light of: Moon Blindness Can Lead to Loss of Sight in Horses

Blame it on the moon, if man temporarily loses his reason or a horse loses his sight. For centuries the moon has been associated with things unseen and intuition. The term moon blindness is still used. So what is moon blindness in reality?  More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Adjusting Your Internal Clock: Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Health

More than 50 years ago, an important 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 cal More...

Nature Notes

What a Difference a Week Makes: Spring Weather Plays Tricks on Island

The hills are not so far away today  As when they hid beneath the winter gray,  They come as neighbors in the warming sun  To tell me spring is coming on the run.   More...

A Look at History

100-year-old ‘Silver Birches’ Is Reminder of Edwardian Era on Mackinac

One of America’s biggest changes of course took place in the first decade of the 20th century – the decade historians call the Edwardian era. More...


People came to Mackinac Island this past weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day. The weather was very interesting, because it snowed hard Saturday, May 11, with cold temperatures and cold winds. More...

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