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Travel Theme: Through

  The waters of Lake Superior have a tumultuous and sordid history to them.  They are one of the busiest commecial waterways in the world, despite its relative remote location.  For the last 200 years, boats shipping out the locally mined copper ore have passed through the Soo Locks. The problem with shipping from Lake…

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Travel Theme: Play

  The city I grew up in, Grand Rapids, has got a zombie walk that happens yearly around Halloween.  Or, at least it happened yearly when I lived there.  Several years away and I’m not sure if it still happens. It began by the efforts of local public events coordinator Rob Bliss.  In an attempt…

Beaches  . . . this beach is littered with the remnant driftwood of the decayed woodlands of the Canadian Shield. In the winter, the sand and the ice and the shards of decaying driftwood jet out like oversized splinters on a frostbitten skin . . .

Travel Theme: Beaches

Thailand, where I am now, has its share of magnificent beaches. Mountain-encircled. Clear blue watered. Silhouettes of fishing boats crawl along the horizon mimicking snails. So too did Malaysia and Puerto Rico before that. However, the beach I chose to share for this Travel Theme, Whitefish Point, is one of the most uniquely iconic I…