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Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan. The Most Beautiful Place in America

  Personally, I think the notion of a “most beautiful place” is like choosing a favorite child. How does one go about that? And yet, doesn’t every child secretly think (s)he’s the favorite? So, while there are thousands of incredibly beautiful places on this continent (the Bugaboo ice field in British Columbia comes to mind), I make […]

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Taking Stock @ 7 Months

Seven months ago I locked the back door of my house and left the key for the new owners. I was exhausted from six frenetic weeks of sorting, selling, boxing, and storing all my worldly goods. I sold or gave away a mountain of detritus—the lint and loose change that falls between the sofa cushions […]

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Marquette, MI

  Perched on the rocky shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Marquette is a town endowed with the stout optimism of its Scandinavian fathers, with the vitality of its youth (Northern Michigan University is located there), and with a respect for its history. I love strolling through downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Marquette takes care […]

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Pure Michigan

It’s not the easiest state to get to, but Michigan generously rewards those who go out of their way to visit its abundant natural beauty. A short list of some places not to miss.

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