Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Hearty congratulations go to the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, on their 5-2 victory tonight over the Syracuse Crunch to claim the AHL Calder Cup.

Nice work guys.

Thursday, June 06, 2013


69 years ago today, Allied forces invaded Hitler's Fortress Europa at Normandy.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Some Sad News

As most of you are probably aware, I'm a huge weather geek.  I'm involved in my local RACES/SKYWARN group and have actually deployed this spring.  Michigan isn't exactly tornado alley.

I discovered today that tornado researcher and chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his chase partner Carl Young were all killed during the last tornado outbreak in Oklahoma.  You can read the Fox News article here.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

Shameless Promotion

I'm going to post a little promotion for a friend.  This isn't something I do much but she just got her business started and is wanting a second store so, I thought I'd throw this out there.

If any of you make it up to Traverse City, Michigan and you're a coffee drinker, stop in to the Biggby Coffee located at 1535 South Division and have a cup.  While you're there, keep an eye out for the manager.  He's retired NHL player Kip Miller.