I got a pup tent for my ninth birthday. After school recessed for the summer, my father pitched the tent in my backyard, and for the first time in my life I had my own space.
My buddy Tommy and I spent many nights ensconced in the canvas with our flashlights, our Fritos and Kool-Aid, our deck of cards, our contraband candle, our ghost stories, our fantasies.
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I’m no Yankees fan, but it’s impossible to love baseball and not love Derek Jeter.
Has there ever been a less ostentatious super star?
The long-time Yankees shortstop - and native of Kalamazoo - will call it quits after this season.
The tributes, including those at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, have been, and will continue to be, over the top. What would you expect? This is, after all, America,
But, in case you missed it, the RE2PECT clip is worth watching, and may even draw a salty discharge from your eye. Click on the photo to watch it.
Today’s puzzler …
I spent this morning in the woods, cutting 25 2-3-inch-thick “rounds” from a cherrywood log.
They’re directly related to my son’s upcoming wedding reception.
I’ve never seen a single episode of ”Dr. Phil,” but I intend to tape the one airing today.
It will feature the family of Connor McCowan, the Okemos kid now serving 20 to 60 years for stabbing to death his sister’s boyfriend, MSU senior Andrew Singler, on Feburary 23, 2013. It was a fascinating case.
The show is on at 4 p.m. today (Monday, 7/14), on WLNS Channel 6.
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A break in the action
Before and after Lord Huron’s Sterling Heights MoPop Festival performance Saturday, the band’s Michigan guys got to spend some time with their families.
Here front man Benjamin Schneider gets to know young cousin Matthew.
The festival was a blast, and the rain, when it came, was gentle and brief.
Lord Huron’s bus rolled out of Detroit at midnight, bound for Ottawa, Ont., where they’ll perform tonight. Thank God the band now has a professional driver and a bus with bunks.