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Luddites, supposed followers of General Ned Ludd, a fabricated name for their movement, were skillful cloth manufacture artisans in England, who in the early 1800s resorted to violence against the newly developed mechanized looms that threatened their livelihood. The term has evolved to deno…
When we think of politicians, the typical descriptors are of the “one word” or “one issue” variety — Democrat, Republican, pro-this, pro-that, anti-another thing, Whig, Bull Moose, or whatever.
TRAVERSE CITY — After four decades of hearing stories from survivors of sexual assault, Barbara Cross summarized what she’s learned about the people of northern Michigan with three words.
Social distancing for us during COVID-19 hasn’t been too difficult. I work at my desk until around 10:30 a.m., and I have plenty of outdoor work to keep me busy.
Many people go through life expecting the worst. Alfred Alder, the 19th century Austrian psychotherapist, stated: “Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.”
TRAVERSE CITY — During this stressful “pandemic” winter, northern Michiganders may be happy to hear of even a small reason to rejoice, of one local tradition that is carrying on.
In my column two weeks ago, I compared the COVID vaccine rollout to a buffet and banquet setting. The guests, those expecting to be vaccinated, are in various places in an amalgam of having been served, in line to get served and waiting for their “table” to be called to become next in line.
Valentine’s Day, the ultimate heart-day. And how many times have we stuck the heart symbol into an email? It feels both meaningful and silly. The symbol expresses such a range of feelings. We use it to plug a hole, as Margaret Atwood says. The hole is what we don’t know how to say otherwise.…
Just after Christmas, a letter in The Traverse City Record-Eagle caught my attention. In a few paragraphs, a woman from Bellaire described bringing her husband to the emergency room at Traverse City’s Munson Hospital. Because of the hospital’s COVID-19 visitor policy, she had to leave him in…
GRAND RAPIDS— Through a tropical forest located just over a couple hours from Traverse City, a trio of giggling girls skipped joyfully across a cobblestone bridge.
Road Trip is a monthly travel series by northern Michigan journalists Dave and Jeanne Barber. The series takes regional readers on easy, one-day road trips to visit Michigan museums, parks, nature sites, businesses and festivals, including many of the state's “hidden gems.”
Perhaps you have just been witness to the most beautiful wedding. A young couple has expressed eternal love, forsaking all others, and promising eternal devotion to one another. Perhaps you had a cold drink and a small plate of cheese and crackers, listened to a musician play the happy hour,…
Sometime in the past, I imagine you stumbling across a “How to Apologize” article. In his book “On Apology,” Aaron Lazare writes that he analyzed the number of articles published each year and his data suggests that the interest in apologies is on the rise.
TRAVERSE CITY — The tall spires soaring above the Village at Grand Traverse Commons will long stand in tribute to Carol Hale, reminders of the key role she played in saving those buildings from the wrecking ball.
Two young men appeared at the east end of Stone Circle Drive, and walked up our driveway. Both were wearing red suspenders with old-fashioned clothes and hats.
Maybe it was the pandemic, maybe it was the political cycle, but no matter what happened last year, something sent me looking someplace else to spend time.
Every now and then I think about how I can do the extra-honest thing, feel a little underappreciated when nobody pats me on the back for it, then feel sheepish for even having that reaction.
SUTTONS BAY — Grant and Kris Hoxie wanted families and students in the Suttons Bay community to have one less worry this year.
This Week's Circulars
- TCAPS Vice President files grievances against attorneys
- Trail-Blazer: Vandergriff hangs up cleats at Kalkaska
- Benzie company cited for air quality rules violations
- Foundation of learning: Some parents choosing to skip kindergarten for their children during pandemic
- Traverse City firefighters flag MMR EMS issues
- Prep basketball leaders: 02/28/2021
- Release the Hound: Stone Hound Brewing Company opens its doors
- Record-breaking gun sales empty store shelves of ammo
- GT County will phase out current vaccine scheduling process in March
- GTC register of deeds files age discrimination suit