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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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It’s When You Don’t Expect It: a reflection on gratitude

(What better time to contemplate gratitude than the week of Thanksgiving? This was written by our sister, Amy Wisner. It was originally posted on http://www.caringbridge.org, where Amy keeps everyone informed on her husband Brian’s progress as he battles cancer. This … Continue reading

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The Speech I Meant to Give

November 3, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  Last night there was a great event – Ignite Ann Arbor 11 – at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. My speech didn’t go as planned but I am … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain on the Grand

Joe Writes . . .  Forgive us both for not writing of late. There has been a lot going on in our lives, and with winter approaching I am turning my attention to renovating a house near Dexter. Once finished … Continue reading

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An Inkling of Home

September 7 and 8, 2018 – Saranac to Ada, Michigan   Tom Writes . . .  Two lovely days on the Grand River. Recent rains have given us a strong current, in our direction. The Lords of the Winds have … Continue reading

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The Old Men and the River

August 16, 2018 – Ionia to Saranac, Michigan, 10 Miles 3.5 hours including lunch break Tom Writes . . .  CANOE and GRACEFUL never go together at our age. My brother Joe and I are cute as can be, and … Continue reading

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