| Aug 28, 2013
I’m pleased to report (Detroit Free Press columnist and author) Mitch Albom had the day off Sunday and did not write anything about Elmore Leonard, which is a very good thing. They’d still be cleaning the brain explosion from the......
| Feb 19, 2014
The Detroit Free Press reports: (University of Michigan football coach) Brady Hoke likely will be getting a new title: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. The Harris family is donating $10 million to endow the position and......
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Caladesi beach is a secret getaway in Florida, an undiscovered gem.
That's what I wanted to tell you, but honestly, I can't.
Why? The secret's out. Way out.
Since Caladesi Island State Park beach near Tampa/St. Petersburg was named the best beach in...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Anglers know something that tourists don't. You can fly-fish all year round, even in winter.
Beyond skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating and winter zip-lining, the latest tourist attraction in northern Michigan is getting in a float boat and having...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:20 AM
DETROIT When some people see Detroit, they see bankruptcy and doom.
When Kelli Kavanaugh sees Detroit, she sees a fun town to tour by bicycle.
"If anything, we have more tour ideas than we can handle," says the co-owner of Wheelhouse Detroit, a...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:44 AM
She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry.
Then she and her friends heard singing.
And it was gospel music.
And they followed the sound right into a church.
"It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:27 AM
MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house.
It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:07 AM
MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole.
It's not that someone else...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:14 AM
NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:12 AM
"Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Infiniti chose an odd time to go mainstream. The luxury brand made a name for itself with quirky crossovers like the predatory FX, but its new * * * 2013 JX 35 sticks to the straight and narrow like a plough horse in a field. The seven-passenger family...