Tag: deer

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Four-wheel drive required. If you try to make it up in your little sedan, you’re only providing entertainment for locals. Especially where it narrows down and says “End of county-maintained road.” Most especially during the winter. The homemade “No Trespassing” signs near the top are just sort of legit. A couple residents got ticked off […]

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Free to the deer, that is. The city of Ann Arbor is really going to use taxpayer dollars to perform ovariectomies on female deer (and, presumably, deer who identify as male who happen to have ovaries) as part of an effort to reduce the deer population in the city. The original plan was to continue […]

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(Sorry, I’m late—-life, etc….) This happened at least thirty years ago, while I was ‘between jobs’.  I was home, doing dishes, looking out the east window.  We have a small crop field east of our driveway, and I was watching a light snow come down.  It was mid-morning, and the weatherman had predicted ‘a chance […]

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On Becoming a Michigander

 

shutterstock_64887757I left Oklahoma for Michigan in July 2007. Had it not been for a sabbatical a couple of years ago spent at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, this would be my ninth year in the state.

It was not until last night, however, that I finally crossed the threshold and joined the locals.

No, I do not now — nor will I ever — hang a University of Michigan flag outside my home. And, no, I feel no attachment to Michigan State.