Tag: Eclectalife

Another blogging home for moi

Another blogging home for moi

I’ve recently had the honor of being invited to be a front page blogger for the Blogging For Michigan website. It’s really flattering to be asked and I’m thrilled to join their ranks. Stop by and check us out! I’m just sayin’…

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My liberal parrot

My liberal parrot

Here’s Rudy, checking out the Daily Kos. Long-feathered hippy freak. I’m just sayin’…

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Vote for MEEEEEEEE!!!

Vote for MEEEEEEEE!!!

Yeah, so, well… Want to help me out? This is a big ask. Click on the image below and it will take you to bookrix.com where you can read and vote for my short story “Two North”. You will need to sign up for a (quick, free) membership to do it. Please click through and read the story before voting. […]

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REVIEWS: The coolest (mostly) Christmas albums evah!

REVIEWS: The coolest (mostly) Christmas albums evah!

I have an iTunes playlist of over 250 Christmas/holiday songs and some of my favorites are what I consider to be “out of the ordinary” — songs you won’t likely hear on the radio. Below are some of my favorites along with a brief review of each. Enjoy and here’s wishing a very Happy Holiday season to all my friends! […]

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Dogs have a bigger carbon footprint than SUVs???!

Dogs have a bigger carbon footprint than SUVs???!

I wasn’t sure how to break THIS NEWS to my two dogs. [S]pecialists in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington, analysed popular brands of pet food and calculated that a medium-sized dog eats around 164 kilos (360 pounds) of meat and 95 kilos of cereal a year. Combine the land required to generate its food and a “medium” sized […]

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Sunday morning homemade jam blogging (w/PHOTOS!)

Sunday morning homemade jam blogging (w/PHOTOS!)

To paraphrase Roberto Clemente (and Garret Morris), Michigan summers have been berry, berry good to us. For years now, my wife and I spend time each summer picking black raspberry, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches and other fruits from Michigan’s wonderful summer bounty. Then, each fall we process them into homemade jams and yesterday was such a day. [All photos by […]

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“Two North”

One of the things I am absolutely the most thankful for in my life is my mom. She’s passed now, taken by cancer and a short lifetime of living on the edge. Some of her story can be found at my blog Eclectacopia. “Two North” is a story about one Christmas when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric […]

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Vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Mrs. E and I spent all of last week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We spent one night at the Blind Sucker Flooding State Forest Campground where we saw two bald eagles and a black bear. We spent three absolutely fabulous days backpacking on Grand Island, a National Recreation Area where we had a campsite right on the beach […]

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Well, HELLO there!

Dang. It’s been a looo-ooong time since I posted. In the past 6 weeks I’ve been to British Columbia three times and to Edmonton, Alberta as well, usually for four days at a crack. That on top of household chores, our enormous garden and, for the first time in way too long, a social life, I haven’t had time to […]

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Arbor Brewing Company’s Dart Boards Back in Action!

Arbor Brewing Company’s Dart Boards Back in Action!

Back in March, I posted a blog entry about a trip my wife and I took to our beloved Arbor Brewing Company on St. Patrick’s Day. Unbeknownst to me, it was picked up by a local online newspaper called The Ann Arbor Chronicle and was on their front page for several days under their “New Media Watch” section. I happened […]

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Sparty On! – A Bit of Cheer for a State of Depression

Sparty On! – A Bit of Cheer for a State of Depression

It’s a bright sunny day in southeastern Michigan today. Yeah, we’re reeling from 12+% unemployment. Yeah, our automotive companies are the latest whipping boy for what’s wrong with the U.S economy. Yeah, our two biggest newspapers are not even delivering every day of the week anymore. But today, for one day (or hopefully TWO!), we’re putting that all aside to […]

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