Author Archives: John

About John

Part-time blogger, full-time geek from southeastern Michigan. Disney fan, cyclist, watcher of too many movies for my own good.

#11: Illegal Pyrotechnics… Depending on Your Village, Township or City, Your Mileage May Vary.

So… here’s a salute to all things July 4.  This year I was able to stretch the holiday into the better part of a week, starting out with the 20th annual Salute to America at Greenfield Village on July 1. … Continue reading

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#23… With more to come, I hope.

#23 on the list is attending a D23 Event. You might be wondering what D23 is. It’s the name of the “official” Disney fan club (the 23 refers to 1923, the year the Company was founded by Walt). I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #94

Well, I can cross one more off faster than I’d have guessed. Near the tail end of my teaching gig at Antioch, Libby, Michelle and I drove down to Boston for the day.  One destination was the John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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#12: Created a trail app (a WebApp, actually)

I’m the webmaster for the Friends of the Clinton River Trail website, and while the main site is just fine by itself, there has been a growing need for a mobile version of the site. So I’ve spent the last … Continue reading

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#3: New car… sooner than I had expected.

Sure, purchasing a new — or at least new to me — vehicle was on my list; I had been driving around a 2000 Honda Civic coupe since 2005.  It was a fine little car, but was starting to show … Continue reading

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#41: Tashmoo!

Yesterday my brother and I paid a visit to a very unique and uniquely Detroit institution: Tashmoo Biergarten. Even with Detroit getting such media coverage that it’s the place where the “cool kids” are congregating nowadays, it’s great to see … Continue reading

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Just ’cause something is checked off doesn’t mean I won’t stop doing it…

OK, so #60 is Vacation with Friends in Another State. Well, that was among the first things to check off, but most of the same group got together again in Chicago for our annual Winter Weekend, and it was a … Continue reading

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