Focus Trek #7 – Clouds Time-lapse

“Clouds” started as an experiment in assembling a weather time-lapse video and soon morphed into a 25 location production. There have been a lot of cloudy days this Spring to take advantage of. After I heard Robbie’s “3ft Tall” original, I knew what I had to do. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!   … Read more »

Focus Trek #6 – A Redwing Blackbird

He knew I was different, but eventually accepted me and I became his guest. But then his wife showed up.     by Jim Burnham   In trying to rationalize the Orlando tragedy and the range of reaction from genuine sadness and regret to hard-line vitriol and gross acceptance of hate, I’ve come to the conclusion that humans, at their worst, can be downright horrible stewards of their own lives, much less… Read more »

2015-16 Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge Contest Winners!

Since the top guess is now below the current snow gauge at Leif’s in Sutton’s Bay, I alerted the top 3 winners listed below. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! First Place Rasa Poorman with a guess of 197.5″Rasa wins a custom made Leif Spork tile with the final snow tally of the season included on it (TBD) ALSO a… Read more »

Focus Trek #5 – Looking for a Heartbeat in Telluride (Part 2)

The search continues…   “The most beautiful music in the world is your own heartbeat, it assures you that you will survive even when the whole world leaves you alone.”                   -Unknown There was a six hour break between sessions. The bouldering session was not going to start until 4pm and I didn’t even… Read more »

Focus Trek #5 – Looking for a Heartbeat in Telluride (Part 1)

This is part 1 of 2. Part 2 is here:  Looking for a Heartbeat in Telluride (Part 2) Notes on a first workshop experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth “But some emotions don’t make a lot of noise. It’s hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint – like a heartbeat. And pure love – why, some days… Read more »

The Story Next Door

Jim Burnham    February 17, 2016    5 Comments on The Story Next Door

Retired Television Producer Scott Craig believes everyone has a story to be told, and he tells the extraordinary tales of everyday people in northern Michigan through The Story Next Door, a radio series he created for Interlochen Public Radio and later turned into a book of the same name.

In My Mother’s Garden

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” -Alice Walker Every so often, we make our way up to my parent’s house in Michigan. It’s a 500 mile trip but there are good reasons to pack up the family and brave the traffic jams around Indiana (there and back). I know the recession was hard for everyone, but… Read more »