Category Archives: michigan

no point in hurrying.

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a walk in the woods, northern michigan style, in the new spring
“there is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere.
however far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods.”
-Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

here we go.

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i just love everything

about this 1955 michigan tourism poster 

according to the map

it looks like ann arbor

is the place where you can dance. 

“you live as long as you dance.”

-rudolf nureyev

 

 

poster source: michigan heritage and history

“nobody roots for goliath.” – wilt chamberlain

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in a snow bowl game

with rivalry roots from way back when

that hadn’t been won

by

the university of michigan over the ohio state university

in so many years

at last the wolverines bring a victory home

and with the win

michigan stadium is filled with jubilant fans

spilling out onto the field

and into the very, very happy town of ann arbor.

“you don’t have a real rivalry unless both sides are great teams.”

-carson palmer

 

 

photo credits: mlive

oldies.

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happy i’m still around and sweatin’ with the rest of the michigan oldies – one more special day to celebrate

Header 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2021

Governor Whitmer proclaims August 21 as Older Michigander Day

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), is celebrating the state’s more than 2.4 million adults aged 60 years and older by proclaiming Aug. 21 as Older Michigander Day.

 

“the great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

-Madeleine L’Engle

detroit’s made another trip around the sun.

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detroit looks pretty good for being 320 years old

happy birthday.

 

“there are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound or with palm trees. and there are cities like detroit that have to work for a living.”

-*elmore leonard

 

*note – (elmore was a prolific american author/screenwriter who lived in the detroit area, where i grew up.

my father resembled elmore in his later years, was frequently mistaken for him,

and signed autographs upon request)

 

 

photo image: detroit river conservancy, detroit riverfront, michigan, usa

crisp.

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last night’s walk in the park

 

“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.

this crisp winter air is full of it.”

-john burroughs

 

 

 

 

 

argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – february 2021

away.

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the end of a wonderful, relaxing weekend away
 
 
 
“babies don’t need a vacation but i still see them at the beach. 
i’ll go over to them and say, 
“what are you doing here, you’ve never worked a day in your life!”
-stephen wright