Browsing All posts tagged under »Dennos Museum«

Where’s Heckle?

January 14, 2013


Do you remember Heckle and Jeckle? They were, for those of you too young to remember such things, Terrytoons characters featured in movie and TV cartoons and comic books from the 1940s up until 1980 or so. I guess they were supposed to be magpies. I always thought they were crows, which is why I […]

Excellent treats for the mind

September 13, 2011


I don't usually wish I could be 18 again. I remember too well all the hard lessons that lay in store for me. (I just wish my body could be 18 again. That's the ticket.) The next best thing, it turns out, is to spend a day wandering around a college campus in early September.

Having an art to fall back on

March 28, 2011


My friend Molly is raising her children right.  “You should have an art to fall back on,” she tells them.  Traverse City is a good place to do that.  Babs writes: The arts are alive and well in Northern Michigan. This is taken from inside the Dennos Museum in Traverse City. Unfortunately I do not […]

Things to do, places to go, and a view to rest the weary spirit

December 19, 2009


It is my habit to retrieve the Record-Eagle at the end of our morning walk, get all of us inside and fed, pour a cup of coffee, and sit down to read every darned thing.* Thus it was that I read this morning’s horoscope: What you see, though it’s nothing unusual, will astound you. You […]

The Dreadful Dismals arrive in the North Country. Cabin Fever Club to the rescue.

October 31, 2009


This is not a black and white photo. Last night’s big blow ushered in the Dreadful Dismals, and that’s exactly what it looked like at the Writing Studio and Bait Shop just a few minutes ago. This is what it looked like on Wednesday afternoon. What we have here is one of those life lessons. […]

September song – verse three

September 11, 2008


September, and my thoughts turn to art. I don’t know why. Here are some artistic adventures you could have this very weekend: Fine Arts Festival in Central Lake, September 13, 10am-4pm You’ve probably been to at least one arts event at Murphy’s Lamplighter. Saturday’s festival will be held on the grounds, but it’s a juried show […]