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Exceeds expectations

April 20, 2014


Language is a tricky thing. That’s one of the things I like about it. Also one of the things about it that I distrust. Consider the ambiguous note on report cards and in personnel files–Exceeds expectations. On its face, that must be good, probably better than Fails to meet expectations. But whose expectations? And what […]

Firehouse Chili Cook-off should warm things up

March 16, 2014


I can’t make it Spring but I can make it hot.  Probably.  See what you think.  I was over at the Eastport Market (there’s a big surprise) and saw this notice on the bulletin board. This looked interesting.  Something new and different.  Something to do in March.  Besides, I am a fool for firefighters (especially […]

Come on over to the Township Hall right now

September 28, 2011


I just remembered what I forgot. If you are from Around Here and you happen to read this before it’s too late, please forgive me. The Torch Lake Township EMS is sponsoring a Health Fair today, Wednesday, from 10 to 4 over at the Township Hall. This is such a good thing, and I am […]

A moving experience. Also an orange Kubota.

July 28, 2011


The participants in this particular adventure told me that they did not want to see a post called "Four Old Guys and a Kubota."

Stuff you will want to know if you’re from Around Here

May 21, 2011


Auto repair returns to Eastport Service - Weird green things go boo in the night - Fountain pop at EPM

The local history club and terrorist society

November 4, 2010


Recently the Township Planning Commission, in its wisdom, decided that one way to prevent medical marijuana "compassion clubs" from popping up like mushrooms in Torch Lake Township would be to eliminate "clubs" from permitted uses in the Zoning Ordinance. This strikes me as akin to prohibiting internet service in order to control spam. I began to think of the kinds of clubs that were thus banished from Township life. Bridge clubs, euchre clubs, book clubs, knitting clubs, model railroad clubs . . .