Blacks Only

While in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this fall, I came across this picture on a poster titled “Upper Michigan Border Patrol” I had never thought Brown bears lived in the Midwest, but this photo made me curious if I had been mistaken. In fact, it occurred to me that I had never really known […]

Forgetting My Cynicism for a Moment

I try not to be a cynic. When the “fall color watch” is on the cover of the newspaper and local magazines run “top drives for fall colors” articles, I can’t help but think there must be something better to cover. But maybe there isn’t. Don’t get me wrong. I can’t stand the manner in […]

Let's Go Demo

Here are the rules of the demolition derby at the 150th Vernon County Fair, as explained to me by the 68-year-old lady who sat to my left for the evening’s entertainment. 1. No hitting the driver’s side door; all the doors are painted a different color from the rest of the car to help with […]