July 16, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Unconventional Governor Rick Snyder as ‘Happy Warrior’?

I had a number of questions on Great Lakes and other northern issues for Gov. Rick Snyder on the eve of his Saturday speech and parade walk at Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival. More...

A Look at History

War of 1812, A Story of Money and Bankers, Has Island Impact

War of 1812   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Eating Fish Decreases Risk of Heart Disease and Depression

The 1980 publication of studies of Greenland Eskimos and their low rates of coronary heart disease owing to their predominant consumption of fish, led to the important consideration of fish as healthy food. More...

Nature Notes

Crayfish Have Largest Diversity of Species in North America

A few falls ago, I was checking a friend’s cottage along the shore road. In front of her barn were piles of scat. More...


Seasonal Trail Guides Care For Island Horse Culture

There are at least 10 seasonal employees on Mackinac, who view our Island from a unique working vantage point, on the back of a horse. More...

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