Category Archives: Clare County Life

Making Maple Syrup is Not at all Sweet

  or Venting my Spline I did it once and will not do it again. Like marriage and skydiving, making maple syrup is a one-time activity. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the right equipment. Maybe it’s because I did … Continue reading

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Wade in the Water or Stuck in the Muck

I have one less item on my bucket list.  Sadly, it’s not because I accomplished the goal, but because I lacked a chainsaw, some dynamite and a bit of common sense. This particular item was to wade Mosteller Creek.  It’s … Continue reading

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The History Hunt

What is it that makes history interesting? What is it that brings history to life? I suppose that is for each person to decide, although for many, there is nothing about history that is interesting. To them, history means a … Continue reading

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A Dream Dies

    Bobo’s went belly up. I don’t mean to be flip because Bobo’s House of Coffee and Kandi’s Sweets was a nice place in Harrison, Michigan, just across from Wilson State Park. The place opened in the spring with … Continue reading

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The Health (or Lack of it) in Clare County, Michigan

The following letter  appeared in the April 12 issue of the Clare County Cleaver. It has to do with the release of 2012 county health statistics that showed Clare County was no longer the unhealthiest county in Michigan. I had … Continue reading

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CSI:Clare County Special (trash) Investigations

Although a blanket of snow covers Clare County, Michigan at the present time, that snow will eventually disappear. As it melts it will reveal not only the countryside but trash that has been left along the roadside in recent months. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor Come Back to Bite

One would think after five decades of making mistakes I’d have made them all. But nope, that’s not the case. Take my newest way: Letters to the editor. I am originally from Metro Detroit and l have always liked to write letters … Continue reading

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