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Tracy K. Lorenz / EarthTalk

November 15, 2019

The Pyramid There’s a show on the Discovery Channel called “Destination Unknown” where the host, Josh Gates, goes out looking for treasure and if there’s one constant thread in the show it’s that he never, ever, discovers anything. Last ...

MY TURN: An anniversary forever etched in a newsperson's mind

November 15, 2019

My first day in the newspaper business – 40 years ago next week – coincided with a date that resonates in rural communities across Michigan. For deer hunters, the November 15 date is sacrosanct, a time to celebrate the wonders of the Second Amendment ...

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November 15, 2019

Blowing Stuff Up One of life’s little joys that isn’t being passed on to today’s youth is the thrill of blowing things up. I spent a good portion of my youth devising ways to blow things up and I gotta say, it was quite therapeutic. It started ...

With Fresh Eyes

November 15, 2019

Autumn Reflections Autumn brings with it a different pace, a more formal structure. Routine and responsibility replace the unhurried days of the warmer season. It is a bittersweet time, with the shorter, darkening days calling us inside. It is also a season ...

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November 15, 2019

Indian Corn Years ago at about exactly this same time of year I bought a new house. It was my first new house so I figured I should make it look nice. I bought some Indian corn from the farmers market to hang on my door because every other house in my new ...

With Fresh Eyes

November 15, 2019

The Re-Emergence I am listening to the closing chords of Maurice Ravel’s orchestral translation of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” his celebrated 1874 piano suite. It is a classical masterwork comprised ...