Category: Eclectalife

Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

We couldn’t have done it without you! Last weekend, my wife Anne and I threw a party to celebrate our victories on election day and to thank many of the volunteers that worked so hard in the Ann Arbor area to make those victories possible. One of the sweetest victories that we achieved was the repeal of Public Act 4 […]

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Day Five: Third Quarter Fundraiser — We Need Your Support

Day Five: Third Quarter Fundraiser — We Need Your Support

Why does the 2012 election matter so much that I even find myself dreaming about the upcoming debates? I have a firm belief that we’re all in this together. By “we,” I mean all who choose to participate in this great American experiment. Every day I wonder: Will we lose incredible progress we’ve made in the last three years? Will […]

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Even Google Maps knows I’m an Obama supporter

Even Google Maps knows I’m an Obama supporter

This is both awesomely cool and scarily freaky

Check out the Google Maps street view of my house.

That’s the sign we had up in the fall of 2008.

Screen cap after the jump.

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My mother would be very proud

My mother would be very proud

Well this doesn’t happen every day

My mother was an early feminist in the late 70s/early 80s. She marched on Washington, D.C. for the Equal Rights Amendment. My first “activism” action was to join her and a handful of other ladies on a road trip for a similar march in Chicago where Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem and many other leading feminists spoke.

And we always had Ms. magazine hanging around. When I was around ten years old, I read Ms. magazine all the time. It had a significant impact on my perceptions about women and how they are viewed and treated in society.

Yesterday, a post we put up was linked and photos we took were posted at Ms. magazine’s website in a piece titled “The War on Women, Michigan Front”.

She would have been very proud of that.

But there’s something she would have been even MORE proud of, I think.

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Netroots Nation 2012 recap

Netroots Nation 2012 recap

Whew! That was intense!

28 hours of driving and over four days of intense networking and progressive liberal immersion later, I’m finally catching my breath from Netroots Nation 2012. This year my wife and blogging partner Anne joined me and was a staff photographer for the event. She took over 5,000 photos and we’ll have photoblogs rolling out over the next few days.

Some of the highlights for me after the jump.

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I Love America

I Love America

Or, Why I Vote Democrat We didn’t have graphic novels when old ass LOLGOP was growing up. You could get a super-sized Archie or a book of Peanuts. But they didn’t have anything good like that in Germain Street School’s library. It was mostly encyclopedias, novelas about horses and picture books. What they did have was a small display shelf […]

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My appearance on Off The Record with Tim Skubick shows this weekend (and in this post)

Showtime!

Here is the video from my appearance on Off the Record with Tim Skubick that airs starting tonight and twice on Sunday (your mileage may vary depending on your public television station.) The other guests were Joe DiSano (the other liberal, sitting on my right), Jake Davison (Joe’s conservative podcast partner at Politibomb.com) and Jack Spencer from the very conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Although this was the “Bloggers Edition” of OTR, Jack and I were the only actual bloggers. Jake and Joe are not.

Enjoy (video after the jump.)

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Tornado touches down 6 blocks from my home in Dexter, MI (VIDEO of damage)

Tornado touches down 6 blocks from my home in Dexter, MI (VIDEO of damage)

A tornado hit the village of Dexter, MI a mere six miles from my house. My wife Anne C. Savage shot this video of some of the damage. Dexter village is completely shut down. There is a major gas leak that is in risk of exploding. A Huron Valley Hospital mobile unit went by our house just a short time […]

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Garden porn – 2011

Garden porn – 2011

Tonight’s haul, our first harvest: 145 pounds of organically-grown heirloom tomatoes. And there ate LOTS more on the vine. I’m skeert.

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I’m baaa-aaaack!

I’m baaa-aaaack!

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 […]

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Our home in The Most Beautiful Place in America

Our home in The Most Beautiful Place in America

This is our home, smack dab in the middle of The Most Beautiful Place in America for the next five days. Bliss: found and followed.

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