Vol XV #111 – A Hazy Lazy Day

A damp and misty get-up with a little drizzle in the air.  You notice these things when you drive around with no top.  MDOT was on the job this morning with the promise of completing the resurfacing.  I must compliment them for the way they work, Elmer’s does a fine job of road construction. Most of the “Mac” boats have… Read more »

Vol XV #110 – M22 Facelift

A number of years ago the Leelanau County Road Commission experimented with a new road surface from Leland north to Leelanau Township.  It has been the worst decision they ever made and we have been listening to the road noise and rattling trucks ever since.   Today another section of it has been removed and replaced.  Yea!  Normally I don’t criticize the… Read more »

Vol XV #109 – View From the Bridge On a Leland Kind of Day

    Forty nine years ago I drew this cartoon as part of a show at the Bluebird. The caption mentions 65 bucks as the price of the room in 1966.  ,I looked up what 65 “1966 bucks” would be worth today calculated for inflation and it would be $479.76.   Current rates are $195 to $295 a night during the summer. The… Read more »

Vol XV #107 – Meggen’s Monday

  This weekend reminded me of a verse from the theme song so many sing with great joy: “… carefree days, starlit nights, cherry blossoms, northern lights… the afterglow when the sun has set, these are things I’ll never forget…” Venus and Jupiter showed brightly in the afterglow following Friday’s sunset. Later that evening, the aurora showed up.

Vol XV #104 – Good Old Summertime

Another beautiful Leland day. Working with iconic Leelanau photographer Ken Scott, the Leelanau Conservancy has published a book of photos and essays about the lands that the Leelanau Conservancy has protected over the last 27 years. The 56-page book, titled “Why We Preserve” features 52 stunning color photographs and seven essays by a cache of writers including renowned chef Mario… Read more »

Vol XV #103 – Calm

Working with iconic Leelanau photographer Ken Scott, the Leelanau Conservancy has published a book of photos and essays about the lands that the Leelanau Conservancy has protected over the last 27 years. The 56-page book, titled “Why We Preserve” features 52 stunning color photographs and seven essays by a cache of writers including renowned chef Mario Batali, CBS Sunday Morning… Read more »