Built for Battle

Michigan Meanders…Don’t even think about badgering a badger Although badgers live throughout the state, few Michiganders have ever seen a live one. Maybe they are lucky. Badgers know no fear and when provoked will attack an enemy several times their size. This...

Hiding in Plain Sight

“When two objects collide, there’s a reaction to the action.” As I recall from high school physics class, that’s a rough paraphrase of one of Newton’s Laws. Many years later I realize there’s also a “push for every pull” when it comes to human behavior. Do you...

Saving your skin…and maybe your life

by Tom Huggler July 01, 2018 When a friend of mine returned from Canada recently, no one asked how many fish he and his buddies had caught. Instead, they wanted to know what happened. My friend’s face looked like a pizza, and he sported a dozen purple knots on...

The TICKing Time Bomb

by Tom Huggler June 01, 2017 If you’ve ever combed a tick from your hunting dog’s coat, you know about the involuntary shiver that creeps up your back. There are worse feelings, like flicking away a tick crawling over your own skin or trying to extract a...

Michigan Meanders… Ma Deeter’s

by Tom Huggler November 01, 2016 One day this fall I’ll go back to Ma Deeter’s, the only tavern in Luzerne Michigan, that small, four-corners settlement on M-72 between Grayling and Mio. Ma Deeter’s first opened in 1921. A year ago today (October 2,...