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Archive for March, 2013

28 Mar

Gatorbaiting in the Sunshine State

MSU laxman Ted Swoboda was floating around Florida recently, sent this photo of critter sin Everglades National Park. MSU will celebrate its 50th anniversary of lacross on Saturday, April 6 and we’ll be there to see the boys of many, many springs ago. I was lucky to play ont he first three club teams. I […]

28 Mar

Event Horizon….

What’s ahead? I’ll be  speaking at the Iron Mountain Rotary Club in da Yoop, June 4. Time and location to be announced later in the events section. Will be in Fremont Michigan, Thursday, April 25. Next books: May 8 is pub date for HARD GROUND, WOODS COP STORIES. Sept is pub time for next Grady Service, […]

19 Mar

Signs That May Suggest Journalism is in The Tank

Reporters interview other reporters as news sources. This used to be called hearsay. Daily now means 3-4 days a week. (New math or just new economics?) Newspapers are disappearing fast. Media advertise qualities such as fairness, which used to be assumed. And by the way, fairness doesn’t mean an article agrees with one view or […]

13 Mar

Yooper Winter, 2013

For those who miss winter, here are some shots from Negaunee, up da hill from Marquette, eh.  Always more snow up dere, den down below by da lake an’ da college.

12 Mar

Sojourn at the “Wasteland” (Nee Northland)

Last Saturday night (March 9)  we drove over to Auburn (just east of Midland) for the 6th Annual Michigan Conservation Officers Association  get-together. 200+people in attendance and no snow! Good time at the dinner.  Lots of animal sightings both directions. The Northland Motel in Kawkawlin? Not so much. We re-named it The Kawkawlin Wasteland, $60/night. Sheesh. Color […]

02 Mar

Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly

Great news this morning from my publisher. The trade mag PUBLISHERS WEEKLY has given HARD GROUND, Woods Cop Stories a starred review, which is its top of the line. Great start for the short story collection, officially out in May, but probably in stores in April.  The review follows. I know, it sounds like my […]

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