as a lover of the printed page
i still happily await the arrival
of each sunday’s newspaper
on my doorstep
in spite of
sadly seeing this
far too often.
“every day or two, I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there,
circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper,
and which, taken in homeopathic doses,
was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs.”
-henry david thoreau
news spins round and round
dizzy with breaking updates
“when men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.”
david brinkley delivers the news – a job not for the faint of heart.
“the only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.”
photo credit: abc news, 1987
definition: Merriam Webster –
faint of heart
lacking the courage to face something difficult or dangerous
– usually used in the phrase, not for the faint of heart
‘this is a difficult climb that is not for the faint of heart.’
“there is too much bad news to justify complacency
there is too much good news to justify despair.”
image credit: bizjournals, dirk rietschel
“in the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.”
small business jeopardy
big news category
one has left and which one is coming?
more to be revealed
day by day.
“in the business world,
bad news is usually good news
– for somebody else.”
“ann arbor news reporter stan bradshaw
leaves building front door for assignment, september 1948″.
this old news image reflects the one we often had of intrepid reporters, hot on an assignment, giving us the latest news of pinnacle events in the life of ann arbor. there was a certain quality and reliability to the news and its staff, bringing us the best stories and photographs available. the photos still resonate with the innocence and spontaneity of life and those living it here.
“journalism keeps you planted in the earth.”
to all the journos out there, still finding a way to tell the story.
image credits: oldnews.aadl.org, ann arbor townies
something is lost or wandering.
(*question and response chain on my neighborhood website – mixed in among the recommendations for contractors, giveaways, news and upcoming events)
*Anyone lose a peacock? peahen?
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
Was leaving the house a little after 11 maybe and a large peacock or peahen appeared wandering through the Kenwood backyards heading north.
P. V. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
are you sure it wasnt a turkey?
C. G. from Dexter-Miller · 7h ago
A wild turkey has been seen on the South West Side in the last couple days.
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
A friend and I were at the end of the drive way when we saw it come through the spaces between the garages and at first I thought I was really losing it because it looked like a vulture perching and then for a split second I did think it was a turkey but it was gone. I swear sometimes you never know in this neighborhood.
S. P. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
Yes, saw the turkeys last year ( or year before ? ) walking up and around Fair Street near Glendale. I thought there used to be three of them.
J. S. from Dicken · 1h ago
Well. I can think of even a few turkeys who think they themselves are peacocks!
image credits: eric carle, pinterest
posted online by my local news outlet:
Severe weather forecast changed significantly, now in parts of Michigan.
Storm Prediction Center says severe storms possible in west Michigan this evening.
Main threat of severe weather expected just west of Michigan, but still a concern here.
The severe weather forecast for this afternoon and evening has changed significantly, and has increased part of Michigan’s severe weather chances.
The Storm Prediction Center issued a new forecast at 12:30 p.m., after looking at the latest round of weather data.
They basically shifted all of the severe weather risk areas eastward. The images above show you the earlier forecast from this morning on the left, and the forecast from 12:30 p.m. on the right.
Much of southern Lower Michigan went from a marginal risk of severe weather to a slight risk of severe weather.
i am a little confused, especially now that i’ve seen it move from marginal to slight, so i looked up the difference in the dictionary and now i’m really confused. i think i’ll just go to bed and wake up in the morning, hoping that the risk is actually at the ‘slim to none’ level.
of, relating to, or situated at the edge or margin of something.
adjective: slight; comparative adjective: slighter; superlative adjective: slightest
small in degree; inconsiderable.
news credit: mlive.com
i’m at war
newspaper delivery service
who delivers it
that i never see.
even when he is bad
throws it in a puddle on my driveway
on the hell strip near the street
somewhere in my garden
i appreciate him
and his delivery service.
i never complain
always tip him
no matter what.
i love the newspaper
love to hold it in my hands
take my time reading it.
cut things out of it
it’s now only delivered 3 days a week
for some reason
it comes sporadically.
for 3 weeks it was missing on thursdays
then i got 2 copies on the next thursday
but it was missing on that friday
then on a sunday
the three delivery days are:
thursday, friday, sunday.
i always call
looking for it
they always credit me
but what i really want
is to just have it delivered
for those 3 days.
they are always kind
they never can figure out
the reason for the inconsistency.
it’s the same paper guy.
my house has never moved.
it’s the same 3 day schedule it’s been for 2 years.
the sun still
comes up in the morning
sets in the evening.
is there something i’m missing?
i’d just like to be treated like a regular customer.
– elvis presley