Ice balls form in Northern Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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These snow/ice balls are essentially made by themselves, growing as they bob in the water. The motion of the water and the temperature being just below the freezing point make it possible for the snow to take this shape.
Photo credit: Leda Olmstead

Ice balls form in Northern Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

malformalady:

These snow/ice balls are essentially made by themselves, growing as they bob in the water. The motion of the water and the temperature being just below the freezing point make it possible for the snow to take this shape.

Photo credit: Leda Olmstead

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Huge West Wing reunion! Louis CK reference! Michigan politics!

I gotta sit down.

"This was a better sky than Italy. The hell it was. The best sky was in Italy and Spain and Northern Michigan." - Ernest Hemingway
This is a photo of my dad and me, bottom left, this weekend in Northern Michigan.

"This was a better sky than Italy. The hell it was. The best sky was in Italy and Spain and Northern Michigan." - Ernest Hemingway

This is a photo of my dad and me, bottom left, this weekend in Northern Michigan.

He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message in Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people! — Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney made a stop in my hometown in Michigan yesterday.
He got a bite from Captain Sundae, took a stroll along the beach, and—wait a sec…


Romney, do you seriously not even know how to walk on a beach? 
I wish I could have seen this guy sloshing around in his soaked khakis, dragging them through the sand like a confused idiot. 
I googled “Obama campaigns on beach” just to see if the President made a similar gaffe, but every picture that came up looked exactly like this:

Mitt Romney made a stop in my hometown in Michigan yesterday.

He got a bite from Captain Sundae, took a stroll along the beach, and—wait a sec…

Romney, do you seriously not even know how to walk on a beach? 

I wish I could have seen this guy sloshing around in his soaked khakis, dragging them through the sand like a confused idiot. 

I googled “Obama campaigns on beach” just to see if the President made a similar gaffe, but every picture that came up looked exactly like this:

Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Michigan native, draws in my copy of the astounding Habibi.
To quote a magician named Gob: I’m having an incredible year.
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Craig Thompson drawing on Justin’s copy of Habibi. Check out my post on Restless Cities about his talk and Skirball’s Women Hold Up Half the Sky project.

Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Michigan native, draws in my copy of the astounding Habibi.

To quote a magician named Gob: I’m having an incredible year.

planetickets:

Craig Thompson drawing on Justin’s copy of Habibi. Check out my post on Restless Cities about his talk and Skirball’s Women Hold Up Half the Sky project.

The Economist: States as the Nation with the Most Similar GDP
I guess it makes sense that Michigan is the Taiwan of America?

The Economist: States as the Nation with the Most Similar GDP

I guess it makes sense that Michigan is the Taiwan of America?

This is what we call “Midwestern Hospitality.”

This is what we call “Midwestern Hospitality.”