Posts tagged with michigan
9 October 2012 - 2012 Federal/State/Local Endorsements for Grand Rapids, Michigan
November 6 is less than a month away, but already the battle lines are drawn. Herewith are my personal endorsements for candidates and my recommendations for sundry ballot proposals that we face on the state and municipal levels.
15 July 2012 - Why I Love 100-Degree Days: An Ode to Michigan
Some people like perpetually lukewarm weather. Those people should get the hell out of Michigan, a state that includes arid, snowy, subzero winters and hot, humid, dry summers. You get the full range of the earth’s climate without ever having to travel more than a mile in any direction.
11 March 2012 - Short Reflections on Recent Items of Note
Observations about the MI GOP primary vote, nuclear Iran and our ongoing tolerance for genocide. Plus, an assortment of personal updates.
1 October 2011 - Autumn Returns
Autumn tugs at the corners of your soul, nagging you to recollect yourself and prepare for the summer to come. The die-off of foliage and insects directs one’s thoughts to Last Things, a seasonal counterpoint to the new spring of hope that arrives in Michigan every April.
27 March 2011 - Reflections on a Return from Reed City
A trip in rural Michigan prompts reflections about dying rural communities.
7 November 2010 - Election Review: We Remembered November, Now What?
Tuesday’s election results highlight opportunities for Republicans nationally, in Michigan, and in Kent County.
30 June 2010 - Vote Hoekstra, Vote Early, Vote Often
As the political campaign season heats up, Michigan prepares for its primary election. The major race to watch, state-wide, is for the governorship, which is due this cycle. Democrat Jennifer Granholm is term-limited out, and Lt. Gov. John Cherry declined to run. Front-runners are emerging in both parties; Lansing mayor Virg Bernero and Speaker of [...]