December 2010

Finding Michigan links --- and a giant Christmas tree --- in Delray Beach on Florida's Atlantic Coast

This frigid weather makes me appreciate even more a recent visit to see my uncle in Delray Beach, a sunny Florida coastal town with an intriguing Michigan connection. Started by African-Americans in 1884, the community was settled a decade later by a Saginaw postmaster, William Seelye Linton, who bought a large tract of land and … Continue Reading →

Busted! The TSA banned my Ban

Some people rant about high taxes, health care or creeping potholes. I’m just mad that the government took my deodorant. That’s right, a few weeks ago in the very non-busy Pensacola airport, a TSA agent in the security line confiscated my Ban roll-on deodorant — the same lime green container that has logged more than … Continue Reading →