Just Like Winters of Yore…

I have always wondered what it would be like to become older, to have made numerous trips around the sun. To gain wisdom, experience and live a full life. Incrementally, the wonders of my youth are becoming realized. For example, I have often wondered if I would be one of those individuals who would say “back […]

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User Report: Ricoh TF-500

The Ricoh TF-500 (T-900 in other markets) is a product of the times. And yes, this is a good thing. You see, from my experience, mid-range cameras from the 1980’s (for the most part) were all solid units. By this point in the game, auto-focus and other automated systems had found their footing within the camera market. They […]

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Oumer’s Chain Breaker Tool

  I have terrible luck with chain breaker tools. I cannot quite figure out why; I have worked as a bicycle mechanic at a local shop, so I am in no way unfamiliar with the proper usage of such a tool. No matter the brand, they always end up breaking, or the pin that breaks the […]

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Out and About…

I believe my last blog post was published on the 19th of November. Time sure passes quickly! Since that day, I have been busy visiting preserves and natural areas to check off my list (recall the post: A Lofty Goal). In this post, I decided to take a different path (no pun intended). Instead of long-winded introspection, I […]

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Brinkman Bog Nature Preserve

Old Mission Peninsula is known for its scenic views, rolling hills, sandy beaches, a lighthouse and of course–its vineyards. Set between the East and West Bays (part of Lake Michigan), the peninsula is uniquely situated, which, turns out, is quite ideal for growing grapes. Over the past few years, these vineyards have been producing some world-renowned […]

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Season’s Greetings

Other than politics, the one topic that can– guaranteed– stir the emotions of many, is the weather. This is, of course, true of many in Northern Michigan. Especially winter and its cold weather. Just the brief mention of the word snow is enough to send someone into a theatrical fear. “Don’t say the ‘S’ word!” Ya know…the […]

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