Red Bull 400 at Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill

Get ready to watch some hill running insanity as the Red Bull 400 debuts at the Copper Peak Ski Flying hill in Ironwood on May 12, 2018

Chelsea Curling Fest 2018

Traverse City Summer Beer Tour 2013

  Beer, its whats for dinner (and lunch, and well just about any time!) While up in Traverse City for the Bayshore half and full marathon over Memorial day weekend, we couldn't miss an opportunity to check out some great Michigan beer.  The Traverse City area has...

Cafe Ollie – Something for Everyone!

Cafe Ollie - Something for Everyone! I read about Cafe Ollie over on  It sounded like a nice place, but I sort of forgot about it.  Then I saw that our Dark Horse Brewing friend, Joanna Hollyday, had liked their Facebook page which got me over to check...

Companion Planting and Frost Warnings

  Lessons from the Garden Gnome! Companion planting can be a bit complicated.  And yes you must pay attention to the frost warnings. Companion Planting Companion Planting is basically the art of selecting plants that naturally repel the bad insects and attract the...

Anthrax – Metal in the Motor City!

Anthrax! I had the good fortune to check out the Metal Alliance tour featuring Anthrax (with Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail) at the Fillmore in Detroit last Saturday (April 6, 2013).  It was a non-stop headbanging extravaganza!  The bonus was...

Ann Arbor’s FoolMoon 2013 Event

WonderFool Productions produced its third FoolMoon event on Friday, April 5th, 2013. And I have to say, each year it gets better! The luminary parade was colorful and creative, Theo Katzman delivered on the Fool's Main stage and the Michigan Beer at Bill's Beer Garden...

The Brown Family History

My dear Aunt Alice is a historian and has been documenting the Brown Family History for over 50 years. Aunt Alice and Uncle Milner’s vacations included detours to cemeteries, courthouses and libraries. She said to me during a recent visit, “Did you know most old towns...

Don’t Fear the Vegan

I just stumbled upon another vegan blogger's site and just had to share!   Fear The Vegan! - Great quote from site: Have you ever put all your energy into creating something in the kitchen for others only to have them turn their nose up the instant they find out it’s...

No Frills, All Thrills Trail Race

Its Not About the Frills, Its about the Trail! The 2013 racing season kicked off today with the Brighton Area Road Striders (B.A.R.S - how great is that! ) No Frills, All Thrills trail race in the beautiful Huron Meadows Metropark.  This race is a fund raiser for...

Emma Lewick Woodin

Emma Lewick Woodin lived most of her adult life in railroad towns in Kansas and Texas. She remained connected to her family in Michigan through postcards.

Michigan Winter Beer Fest 2013

    Great Beer and Great fun at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest For the past four years, we've headed West to Grand Rapids, Michigan with our friends Jeff and Angie, to partake in the annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter beer festival.  Each of the guild...

Scotland’s Ring of Steall

The Fellowship of the Ring - The Ring of Steall that is Why The Ring? One of my favorite scenes from the movie Braveheart, is when William Walace is running through the mountains of Scotland.  I had always thought that if I ever get over to Scotland, I need to find...

Traverse City Beer Boogie

  Its Time for a Beer! After our snowshoe adventure at the Bigfoot Boogie, Brenda and I refueled our tanks with a fantastic lunch at Poppycocks.  Rain had started to fall and after a little bit of shopping (Brenda couldn't resist 50% off!), it was time to start our...

Michigan Theater venue for Sundance Film Festival

  We were very lucky to have tickets for the Sundance Film Festival USA screening of 'The East'. I bet you didn't know that the Michigan Theater is one of 10 cities selected as an official venue for the Sundance Film Festival USA. Yep right here in Ann Arbor,...

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