The Mackinac Ice Bridge

This is the moment so many  wait for each year....The ice bridge between Mackinac Island and St. Ignace has formed.  The conditions have been perfect for the beginning of winter and last week the first brave group of island natives braved the crossing.  Jason St. Onge, Bobby Horn and Bret Horn made … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011....Out with the old....and NO!, nothing new coming in. I will admit to one of my New Years resolution..."The De-Clutter Project" Just invite someone to stay at your home while you're gone....amazing what plan of action will kick in. Who knows what closets or drawers could be … [Read more...]

Hot Hot Hot!

It's official, 2010 was the hottest year on record.....even more reason to move Up North! especially the Straits of Mackinac where cool summer breezes and playgrounds of deep blue inland seas prevail...What's not to love about that. медицинское заключение 001-гс/уинтернет магазинwebsiteраспродажа … [Read more...]

Cords for this, chargers for that, Yikes!

It's Saturday afternoon, snows falling softly and it's beginning to look a lot like XMAS.   Ok, I lost my camera, at an October convention bought a new one, now found my old one, in my sports bag,  (surprise surprise). Different flash cards, different readers, now I've got 2 different chargers, … [Read more...]

Social Media

Heres an interesting stat I just wanted to share, there are 1 billion laptops and there are 4 billion cellphones. hmmmm, think about that and the power of these new cell phones. I just came back from my first convention in 12 years that I didn't lug along my laptop, what freedom that was. My … [Read more...]

The renovation of the Big Trout Lake “Birch Lodge” (1911)

Interested in historic preservation, check out my friends Bill and Deb and their project,, the renovation of a former sanitarium-summer resort where this Northern Michigan air was once considered "restorative", now being renovated into a B&B (plus small motel). … [Read more...]

Back home again

Just arrived home from a New Orleans convention! Got to see the Brad Pitt "green housing development, out of place architecturally but efficient and affordable. Had the privilege of meeting and listening to Bill Walton, the NBA hall of famer who spoke on his fight back after 39 surgeries and … [Read more...]

Mackinac to New Orleans

Ok, whenever I get away, I always remember how much I LOVE and miss home. Why is that? It's not that I don't love to travel because I do but I always seem to be comparing other places with home. This recent trip brought me to a national convention in New Orleans. Wow, what a great city. It's about … [Read more...]

Fall Update

Wow, how did I miss summer. I know, it was just too busy. I can't remember a recent summer when there were so many people around and of course we get overwhelmed with activities in the community, so I need to play catch up here and I will. Until then, fall color in St. Ignace will be almost peak … [Read more...]

Spring is here!

Wow, I'm sitting here, watching a freighter pass through the Straits of Mackinac. It's spring and summer is near, I can tell because when the windows are open at night and you wake to what sounds like wild kingdom, you know it's upon us. The gulls start to gather on the small islands on Lake … [Read more...]