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An Amtrak Travelogue: Chicago and Back Home (Part 2 of 2)

Joe Writes . . .  The stop after Albion is Battle Creek. The land adjoining the tracks is largely devoid of buildings except for the occasional strip bar or motorcycle club. As in any good detective novel, life is hard … Continue reading

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An Amtrak Travelogue: Ann Arbor to Chicago

Writing of other things until we can get out on the Grand again. Part 1 of 2 Joe Writes . . .   We arrive at the Ann Arbor train station 40 minutes before our scheduled 7:40 am departure for … Continue reading

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We’re Back . . . Kind Of

Joe Writes . . . Yes, we are still alive. No, we did not travel the Grand River in 2019. Yes, we will complete our journey in 2020. This was not a year for canoeing. I have been busy for … Continue reading

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To Dredge or Not to Dredge: What’s Best for the River?

Joe Writes . . .  Diogenes, call off your search. An honest man has been found. He’s Spring Lake Township Supervisor John Nash, who opposes a proposal to dredge a channel in the Grand River from Grand Rapids to Spring … Continue reading

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A Blue Heron Poem

One day after the last leaf landed, One before the first flake fell, a Slate blue Great Blue Heron flew Straight through, on his Way to his Mate who Already waded a tropical river, where Trees leave their leaves on, … Continue reading

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Our Perfect-Sized Adventure

March 3, 2019 Joe Writes . . .  Our adventure is just about the perfect size for me. I decided this after attending the Quiet Water Symposium in East Lansing yesterday. At the symposium I met a nice couple who … Continue reading

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Our Mother Stole Relish Packets

Tom Writes . . .  More About Our Beloved Mother, Who Died  She used to steal stuff. She went through a phase, maybe twenty or fifteen years ago, when she used to grab packets of condiments from every restaurant. Packets … Continue reading

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