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Benefits of a busy week

Benefits of a busy week

No time to schedule a fall color tour? No problem, just get a job like mine this week where I have to drive all around our own area as part…

End of Fall Bits

End of Fall Bits

Well the weather is suddenly much cooler and I guess it’s here – time to pack away the summer clothes and get out the sweaters again. I really hate that…

Color Tour time!

Color Tour time!

It’s time to take to the back roads and enjoy Michigan’s shortest, sweetest and most beautiful season. Actually it has already happened for these Maurers. We took back roads and…

September winding down – hunting season again

September winding down – hunting season again

Bow season begins next Wednesday. I grew up in an honest to goodness hunting family but the only bow hunters in the bunch were my Aunt Hazel and Uncle Clarence.…

Bits – ‘tis the season I guess

Bits – ‘tis the season I guess

The season of colds and flu are here. How do I know, you might ask? Personal experience. Both Jack and I are suffering from fall colds – we do like…

Old time bits and a few old facts

Old time bits and a few old facts

I am making a mid-year resolution and this one I swear I am going to keep. I’m not going to wait until every other article is done to write this…

Hartwick Pines mineral rights up for grabs?

Hartwick Pines mineral rights up for grabs?

As a youngster, one of my favorite school outings was a trip to Hartwick Pines, just outside Grayling. It was amazing to see all of the giant trees and marvel…

Laundry baskets and junk drawers

Laundry baskets and junk drawers

My sister in law Marlene always left her vacuum sitting right out in the living room. I asked her about it one time and she said, “It’s in case someone…

One summer week to go

One summer week to go

Well, all across Michigan, it’s almost time for school to start again. The way I figure it, we only have one more week of summer. The kids will be back…

The loss of an Icon

The loss of an Icon

I was astounded when I heard the news of the apparent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams this week. I was a huge fan of his. I have to…

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