Browsing All Posts filed under »Frugal Bugle«

Kolu Stevens and the art of the Deal

April 20, 2012


One of the defining features of life in Antrim County is that every township and village is well-supplied with individualists, marching along to the beat of their own bongos.

Your Choice $20

February 23, 2012


Come back after and say thank you.

What was I thinking?

May 24, 2011


I was down in Elk Rapids again, picking Jackie Weber's brain about matters editorial and genealogical, when I made a wrong turn and ended up in the place where they keep the illicit substances.

The yeast did not die in vain

January 16, 2011


What was I thinking?  The wind came out of Alberta, picking up a bad attitude as it crossed the plains and barreled across Lake Michigan.  Snow fell.  Snow flew.  Snow blew sideways across the ribbon roads.  I was on Kidder Road headed over to the ale brewing workshop at Wagbo (properly the Martha Wagbo Farm […]

One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl

January 10, 2011


I was out and about on my rounds, following a ribbon road out of Central Lake, when I saw a comical bird conference going on in a bare tree. Pull over, put ‘er in park, hop out. Every time I managed to get them in focus, the birds exploded into the sky as if the […]

Magnetic Attraction

January 6, 2011


There is practically nothing more fun than playing with magnets. They are filled with mystery. They hold stories from the beginning of time. They work in invisible ways.