John Schneider

Has a few things left to say

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Caption contest …
My two entries:
 - “Can’t a guy eat a meal around here without somebody taking a picture?”
- “Ring-bearer for Uncle Ben’s wedding? Piece of cake.”
OK; your turn …

Caption contest …

My two entries:

 - “Can’t a guy eat a meal around here without somebody taking a picture?”

- “Ring-bearer for Uncle Ben’s wedding? Piece of cake.”

OK; your turn …

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Taking the plunge
I’ve been in pools too warm to be refreshing, and in oceans that felt like salty bath water. They both left me feeling like a fish out of water. 
So, when you stick that first tentative toe into into one of Michigan’s fresh-water seas, don’t let that first impression discourage you.
Come on in; the water’s fine.
Read my Michigander column by clicking on the brave soul in the foam.

Taking the plunge

I’ve been in pools too warm to be refreshing, and in oceans that felt like salty bath water. They both left me feeling like a fish out of water. 

So, when you stick that first tentative toe into into one of Michigan’s fresh-water seas, don’t let that first impression discourage you.

Come on in; the water’s fine.

Read my Michigander column by clicking on the brave soul in the foam.

Filed under John Schneider swimming in the Great Lakes Michigander

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Hot off the grill …
On Tuesday evening I  spent my second-from-last package of venison backstraps from last year’s hunt.
The cause: venison kabobs with grilled onions, bell peppers and mushroom.
I marinate my venison cubes overnight in a mixture of red wine, olive oil, chopped onions, chopped parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
The vegetables must be grill separately from the meat; otherwise, you’ll get undercooked veggies, or overcooked meat. With venison, anything more than medium-rare is a crime against nature.
As for that last package of backstraps … I’m hoping for a seamless transition into this year’s hunting season, which starts in a little over two months.

Hot off the grill …

On Tuesday evening I  spent my second-from-last package of venison backstraps from last year’s hunt.

The cause: venison kabobs with grilled onions, bell peppers and mushroom.

I marinate my venison cubes overnight in a mixture of red wine, olive oil, chopped onions, chopped parsley, basil, salt and pepper.

The vegetables must be grill separately from the meat; otherwise, you’ll get undercooked veggies, or overcooked meat. With venison, anything more than medium-rare is a crime against nature.

As for that last package of backstraps … I’m hoping for a seamless transition into this year’s hunting season, which starts in a little over two months.

Filed under John Schneider grilled venison venison kabobs

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The bad news/good news
The writing’s on the chalkboard, so to speak. The aisles at Meijer are alive with the look of back-to-you-know-what.
Depending on your perspective, it’s either a blight on the landscape, or a sight for sore eyes.
New school supplies are always so fresh and orderly looking, but we all know how those Trapper Keepers will look by Christmas break.

The bad news/good news

The writing’s on the chalkboard, so to speak. The aisles at Meijer are alive with the look of back-to-you-know-what.

Depending on your perspective, it’s either a blight on the landscape, or a sight for sore eyes.

New school supplies are always so fresh and orderly looking, but we all know how those Trapper Keepers will look by Christmas break.

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Dual purpose
I saw this sign posted on Sandhill Road, at Okemos Road, and wondered what multiple sclerosis had to do with traffic control.
Then it occurred to me that the MS Society must have sponsored a fundraiser bike ride in my neighborhood and was using the sign to warn its riders and promote its cause at the same time.
By the way, that intersection is, indeed, a little scary, but I read recently that it will soon get a traffic light.

Dual purpose

I saw this sign posted on Sandhill Road, at Okemos Road, and wondered what multiple sclerosis had to do with traffic control.

Then it occurred to me that the MS Society must have sponsored a fundraiser bike ride in my neighborhood and was using the sign to warn its riders and promote its cause at the same time.

By the way, that intersection is, indeed, a little scary, but I read recently that it will soon get a traffic light.

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