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Local Author Reveals the Inner Beauty of the Ignored and Uncommon

By Paul Oh Beyond the obvious and bountiful beauty of northern Michigan, you’re likely to step on or over or under elements of nature you might think you’re better off without. Maybe that lamprey had latched onto and marred what would otherwise be an award-winning fish or that bad case of swimmer’s itch that arrived at your ankles by way of ...

Meet January's Author Next Door: Jay Harrington

If fairies were to live anywhere, they would live along a stretch of the Cedar Cathedral Trail in the Grand Traverse Commons, called the Fairy Trails Project. Along these paths, tiny houses made of pine cones, shells, and rocks invite woodland fairies to inhabit their own little corners of Traverse City. The Fairy Trails Project was started ...

Meet December's Author Next Door: Michael Taillard

By Anna Faller December, 2017 Prolific author, Michael Taillard, was not always a writer -- at least, not by trade. Taillard actually began college as a tuba performance major and part-time body piercer, but after taking his first economics course, he says, “everything just kind of clicked.” Taillard was initially drawn to economics by the ...