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Babs is in Blue Heaven. I am in trouble.

March 7, 2016


Like many people Around Here, Babs Young takes a little bit of northern Michigan with her every time she goes to Florida–which is another thing a lot of people do in February.  Not everyone, of course.  Not Miss Sadie.  Not the Cowboy.  Not I. Babs writes: Blue Heaven is both on Torch Lake and in Key […]

OK, Babs is in Key West – but Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I went to the beach

February 29, 2016


Many people Around Here look forward to the weekly Michigan Picture from Babs. Except when she goes to Key West in February. It's probably obvious that Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I are not in Key West. We did, however, go to the beach.

Mount Gushmore

April 7, 2014


It hasn’t been a bit warmer over in Boyne City than it has here, but they are an intrepid bunch.  Where there is intrepidity, there is Babs.  She brought you back a present:  the ice fountain from the Boyne City Park.   Yes, the skating rink beyond is Lake Charlevoix.  Yes, it is frozen, but not in […]


December 3, 2012


Well, that was a nice long rest. Even Babs has been off thinking of other things.

Tiger and the 8 point buck

November 15, 2012


I am in receipt of a valuable contribution in honor of St. Venison’s Day.  Weatherman Bruce Laidlaw writes: You seemed skeptical about my report of a deer herd within Ann Arbor. Considering your recent experience with a suicidal deer, I thought I would give you some evidence of the herd.  Yesterday morning, I let the […]

Babs makes a run for it

October 9, 2012


OK, strictly speaking the title is not accurate, but I couldn’t resist. Babs Young spent the weekend in Chicago cheering on her niece Cyndi, who ran a marathon and did very well. Babs herself did a lot of walking and exploring and picture-taking. She writes: Chicago is on Lake Michigan so I think Chicago counts […]