Archives in Category: Changing Scene

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Life is Complicated

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve tried to move money from an investment account at one company to our saving account at another company. In the past, this took only a couple days. However, given current logistics, if we

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Multiples

It’s a sign of contemporary society that the single serving of a food item is readily available. You can buy mashed potatoes, soups, chips, beverages, for one. Also pot pies, Hostess cupcakes, and milk. Yes, the cost is probably higher;

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The Sandbar

In the 23 years we’ve lived in this area, we’d never been to The Sandbar, a local eatery established in 1948. That changed recently when we visited for the first time with friends. They armed us with advice as we

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Tim Foley

Today’s local newspaper reported the death of Tim Foley, local restaurateur and chef extraordinaire, on the front page. There were few specific details as to how he died; rather there were testimonies to how he lived.

According to the paper,

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Time . . . to go

I’ve subscribed to “Time” magazine for decades. At first, when it was in its heyday before there was instant news, I looked forward to its drop in my mailbox every week. It was contemporary, informative, and succinct.

But that was

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Vacations

I’ve been home from Boston about 24 hours and have begun to assume the mantle of my daily life in Benton Harbor. It’s a comfortable life: we have more money than month; we’re entering the most gorgeous time of the

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Total Eclipse of the Sun (With apologies to Bonnie Tyler)

It’s Total Eclipse Day for much of the United States. Where I live in southwest Michigan it was just a 95 total percent eclipse opportunity. Still, we were invested.

The day was seventy-degree warm, cloudless (which is good for eclipse

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Richard Hunt

Yesterday I attended a special memorial honoring the life of American sculptor Richard Hunt, who passed away last December. I didn’t know much about Hunt, other than having walked past his local installations uncountable times.

My favorite is a work

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Conundrum

I believe newspapers are an important source of information on many levels. Nationally recognized publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal built followings for their excellent writing and on-the-scene coverage, regardless of whether

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Brooklyn Bridge

It happened in the middle of the night, little more than 12 hours ago, that a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, sending cars and people on the bridge into the icy water below.

Because I

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