Category Archives: Opinion

A greeting card cartel?

I like holidays. I like Mothers Day. And I like giving greeting cards. But I have to wonder about card pricing. It appears that the simple Mothers Day card, which I buy for $4, costs the same across the entire … Continue reading

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Don Weeks remembered

I first met Don Weeks not long after I launched this blog, then The Elk Rapids Blog. He initially wrote to say how much he enjoyed reading it, and after that I would get a few comments from him on … Continue reading

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Freedom Papers

Recall if you will that I recently wrote about the Jo Polk-Matthews ancestor Jim who, once freed from slavery in 1839, had to carry his Freedom Papers with him for the rest of his life to prove he was not … Continue reading

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Countdown – Change

New Elk Rapids Live Now having reassured all, I hope, that there is no Live revolution in the offing (see Countdown – Trends), here are some dramatic changes that are coming to Live soon. Enhanced format Advertising Disclosed relationships with … Continue reading

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Countdown – Trends

β€œNew” Elk Rapids Live As the launch of an updated and revamped Elk Rapids Live approaches, I want first to revisit the trends and changes, both in style and content, that faithful site visitors perhaps have noticed. For my occasional … Continue reading

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Opposing EZ Mart

Local resident Patti Celovsky recently commented on my interview with Bill McCarthy of Blarney Castle. I had heard the EZ Mart critique in an earlier public forum, but I had not seen very much of it on my blog, until … Continue reading

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Unconventional wisdom

I often hear it said that people, when they show emotion, especially extreme emotion, are revealing who they really are – what they are really made of. Although I think there is some validity in this position, and I have … Continue reading

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