Everyone's a Critic

DEET DEETLE DEET, by Gene Gaunt

I’m at choir rehearsal. A “Brünhilde” soprano asks me, can I arrange piano accompaniment for her next concert? An unpublished John Denver tune? With three chords? C (deet deetle deet), F (deet deetle...

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NOTE TO SELF RE NEXT CHRISTMAS, by Mary A. Jones

Remember 2016 was hard. If you are a Hillary fan, a democracy fan, a fan of this country, a Wolverines fan, a Tigers fan, a Lions fan – just about everything you could root for lost. Defeat after defeat after defeat. But...

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THE YOUNG@HEART #WCDP, by Kevin Duke

January 9, 2016: I arrived early for a powwow of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP), dutifully signed in and then wrote my name in big, bold and blue capital letters on a HELLO MY NAME IS sticker. A smiling Chris...

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MICHIGAN’S WATERLOO CONNECTIONS, by Tim Athan

June’s bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo passed largely unnoticed in Michigan. But the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, and the site of his final defeat, are still remembered in the names of Napoleon and Waterloo...

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