Mud, Rain and Solitude

 The rain was coming down in sheets. The roof of the office began to leak, so an orange bucket was placed there overnight. I began to debate the reward of riding in such wet conditions. The debate was over…the bike was being unloaded from the Subaru. I began dry. Water in bearings, water in shoes, […]

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Liberation

I found myself driving purposefully into a snowy wonderland. Just two days prior, rain had prevailed, melting the rollings hills that the road meandered through. March in Traverse City, Michigan is a very dynamic time of the year. Thus my excitement to head out to a favorite section of trail along the lands of Brown Bridge […]

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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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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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