Posts tagged John Schneider
Posts tagged John Schneider
We always dress this way at the beach
More photos from Lord Huron’s Nov. 16 video shoot on the beach in front of our Lake Huron cottage.
The video - for the song “She Lit a Fire” - is due out next month, prior to the band’s next big tour.
By the way, that handsome fellow with the red face is my older son.
Lighting it up
My introduction to exterior holiday illumination was not a happy one.
We all know and admire those prudent, forward-thinking Michiganders who make it a point to hang their Christmas lights on balmy October days.
My father was the antithesis of that. He invariably chose the darkest, coldest night of early December for the job - and made me his assistant.
Check out my Michigander column by clicking on the above photo.
ID ten T error
When life throws us those thorny questions about computers, cell phones, DVRs, etc., we all know what to do: Run to our children.
Blog reader Mike recently passed along this story:
"I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11-year-old next door. and asked him to come over.
"Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
"As he was walking away, I called after him, ‘So, what was wrong?’
He replied, ‘It was an ID ten T error.’”
"I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, ‘An, ID ten T error? What’s that? In case I need to fix it again.’
'Eric grinned. Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'
"So I wrote down: ID10T
"I used to like Eric, the little shit head."
Among the things I thought I’d never see …
Former Lansing State Journal executive editor Mickey Hirten working for the Lansing City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative weekly newspaper.
Nonetheless, there goes journalism, making strange bedfellows.
Hirten, my editor for 11 years at the LSJ, was on Mark Bashore’s WKAR Radio show today talking about his new position as editorial director of the City Pulse - a stopgap job as he described it, until a better opportunity comes along.
HIrten’s position got whacked earlier this year in one of those infamous staff reorganizations.
In the radio interview Hirten took a few mild swipes at the corporate-journalism mentality that’s gutting the LSJ editor staff, and talked about the Pulse’s opportunity to do some of the local reporting not being done elsewhere.
I wish Hirten, and the City Pulse, well.
A mystifying land
Writing in the current on-line edition of the New York Times, Michigan writer Jim Harrison - one of my favorite authors - says that, as a child, he was “mystified” by the wildness of the Upper Peninsula.
That’s a good word for what I, too, felt as a child studying a map of the U.P., with its vast empty spaces. “Mystified” - a combination of awestruck, enchanted, intimidated …
In fact, that’s still how I view that land north of he Mackinac Bridge.
You can read Harrison’s piece by clicking on his photo.