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Tracy K. Lorenz / The 'Doc'

December 6, 2019

The Meat Prop An odd thing happened to me last night, I got a Facebook Friend Request from myself. Apparently someone went on my profile, took one of my pictures, made a new “Tracy Lorenz” profile, and started looking for friends. Surprisingly, ...

Tracy K. Lorenz / Outside Chance

December 6, 2019

TRACY K. LORENZ The Plane Crash I just watched a video on Facebook of a small plane making an emergency landing on a busy street in Oklahoma and I had a legal flashback ... Years ago I was driving back and forth to Grand Rapids every day for work. I was driving ...

Tracy K. Lorenz / EarthTalk

December 6, 2019

The Pyramid There’s a show on the Discovery Channel called “Destination Unknown” where the host, Josh Gates, goes out looking for treasure and if there’s one constant thread in the show it’s that he never, ever, discovers anything. Last ...

MY TURN: An anniversary forever etched in a newsperson's mind

December 6, 2019

My first day in the newspaper business – 40 years ago next week – coincided with a date that resonates in rural communities across Michigan. For deer hunters, the November 15 date is sacrosanct, a time to celebrate the wonders of the Second Amendment ...

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December 6, 2019

Blowing Stuff Up One of life’s little joys that isn’t being passed on to today’s youth is the thrill of blowing things up. I spent a good portion of my youth devising ways to blow things up and I gotta say, it was quite therapeutic. It started ...

With Fresh Eyes

December 6, 2019

Autumn Reflections Autumn brings with it a different pace, a more formal structure. Routine and responsibility replace the unhurried days of the warmer season. It is a bittersweet time, with the shorter, darkening days calling us inside. It is also a season ...