Tonight’s haul, our first harvest: 145 pounds of organically-grown heirloom tomatoes.
And there ate LOTS more on the vine.
These people have moved beyond being hateful to being truly evil. Here’s Eric Cantor, Republican House Majority Leader, regarding federal funds for hurricane relief after Irene’s stroll up the eastern seaboard that left almost a million and a half people without power, massive flooding and extensive damage (not to mention some deaths):
Thanks for your patience while I enjoyed some time off from blogging to enjoy The Most Beautiful Place in America with my most beautiful wife. If you you checked in at Eclectablog through last Tuesday, you probably saw some photos from our trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Peninsula in “the pinky” of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. I’ll have a piece up at A2Politico later this week about the impact of being named The Most Beautiful Place in America on the local economy of the area.
We returned home Wednesday night and discovered the next morning that our well pump had given up the ghost.…
Is it just me or did it seem like today’s earthquake in Washington, D.C. was just Mother Nature’s way of saying, “WTF? Get your shit together and do NOT make me come down there!”
God, knows Mother Nature only did what most of the rest of America wants to do but lacks the ability.…
When you arrive back in Glen Arbor, you see this on the side of one of the kayak liveries:
Me and Eclectablog reader Lisa Nordby who works at the Cherry Republic ( yum)
And a proper one by Anne, of course:
Just another day in
paradise The Most Beautiful Place in America.
Just saw a river otter chomping on a crawfish. First one I’ve ever seen in the Lower Peninsula.
Coming back into Lake Leelanau from Cedar Cteek.
My breaking of the news about the anti-petition signing robocalls has received widespread coverage. In addition to the Rachel Maddow Show, several other news outlets have covered it, including the Herald Palladium, Michigan Messenger and WNDU.
Michigan Forward, the group who is working to put the repeal of the odious Financial Manager law on the ballot, has now issued a response.
You read it here first.
Michigan Forward “Stands-Up” to False Accusations and Misinformation Disseminated in Robo Calls
DETROIT – The blatantly false charges being spread in an anonymous robo call to voters in Western Michigan are a desperate attempt to stop the hard work of hundreds of genuine grassroots volunteers collecting signatures to repeal Public Act 4.…
As I ramble about this most awesome place with my best friend, soulmate, lover and wife (all the same person, fortunately for me), I’m reminded that this this amazing place belongs to all of us. That’s the beauty and strength of the National Parks — they are owned by all of us collectively, a truly socialist idea.
I’ll post a few pictures throughout the day. Or not. We’re playing it free and easy on this, our seventh anniversary. Seven years ago today we were married on Sunset beach. Tonight we’ll take a bottle of L.…
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