Fun in the Sun at Hell’s Hearse Fest 2017

The sun was shining, people were smiling, and the hearses were ready for business. It’s just another day in Hell, Michigan.

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2017 UP Fall Beer Festival

Isle Royale

A Visit to Isle Royale

Burning Foot Beer Festival

Pinckney Michigan Winter Memories

Its days like today, with all the fresh snow that I’m reminded of winters past.      Winter is one of my favorite seasons (the other being Fall).  I know a lot of folks complain about the snow, but I love it!  Cripes, we do live in Michigan after all.  One of the...

Santa Logo for Facebook Page

We officially launched our new Santa logo for our Facebook today. Many thanks to Kate Peterson (pleasantlyprogressivedesign) for the logo Design and thank you Nathan Scheck for the Santa Illustration. New Life In Michigan Facebook Logo        ...

Dark Horse 4 Elf Party 2012

We journeyed to Marshall, Michigan on December 8th to celebrate the release of Dark Horse Brewing Co.'s4 Elf Winter Ale. The Annual 4 Elf Party is an opportunity to enjoy crazy amounts of Dark Horse beer with elves, santas and thousands of other Michigan...

Betty’s Recipe Box – Family Recipes

Betty's recipe box is filled with memories of my mother, family recipes and pieces of history. The note cards and scraps of paper where she wrote her recipes are valuable folklore as well as directions for baking cookies. I loved her cinnamon snaps and buckeyes. We...

Bethlehem Cemetery

Bethlehem Cemetery - Ann Arbor, Michigan Our final stop on the 2012 post-Thanksgiving research fieldtrip to de-tangle the Luick/Lewick tangle. The Bethlehem Cemetery on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a treasure trove of history. John David Luick Sr.'s...

Lima Center Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Jackson Road just west of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Lima Center Cemetery is also known as the Luick Farm Cemetery.  Lima Center Cemetery The Luick - Lewick family mystery continues.... Our visit to the Lima Center Cemetery reveled several...

What do Vegans eat?

What do Vegans eat?  Twigs? Vegans don't eat meat, eggs or dairy. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "What do you eat?" I eat a lot and yes I get enough protein and calcium. We have the milk and beef lobbies to thank for the belief that you must drink milk and...

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

Family Folklore featuring Michigan Pioneer Andrew Lewick A tale of two names, gold rush fever, bigamy and suicide  Every family has Family Folklore and with each generation it either gets embellished or lost. I have always been fascinated by my family's stories. I...

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Nov 2012, In a moment of weakness I agreed to run the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis with Michael Steer and Anne Winters. My original plan was to run the full marathon with Michael but my training was sidetracked by the Dances with Dirt (DWD) race in Hell, Michigan in September.

Best Vegan Recipe Blogs

I am asked routinely, "What are your favorite Vegan Recipe Blog sites?" I have my favorites mostly out of habit. There are thousands of great vegan recipe sites out there.  I'm always on the search for new ones and promise to update this post with more as time...

Annual UP Fall Beer Festival 2012

It was our first UP Fall Beer Festival but it was the 4th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild.   We found all of our favorite Michigan Craft Brewers.  A bit like Christmas for Beer Enthusiasts. Short's Brewing Company Dark Horse Brewing...

Hogback Mountain Hike

Hogback Mountain trail offers a great hike – Located in Michigan’s Huron Mountain range near Marquette. An easy rock scramble, views of Lake Superior.

Kilt Arrives

Five months after purchasing the kilt in Edinburgh, it ARRIVED. Charlie the dog was mildly concerned or perhaps hopeful that it contained something for him.  They needed to weave the "Marshall" tarten before they could hand-sew this beautiful work of art! These were...

Arbor Brewing Co Oktoberfest 2012

Always a good time if you like beer, German food, and polkas. I joined my friends - Jeff, Steve, Tina, Chuck and Michael - on a beautiful, autumn evening  in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a good laugh, a few beers and some music at Arbor Brewing Co's Oktoberfest. I know,...

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Outdoor Enthusiast, Vegetarian, Michigan Beer Fanatic, Runner, Blogger! Oh, and I like to tell stories.

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