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Jim Evans
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Reflecting on fly fishing and family
I
don’t know much about fly fishing. Really,
only what I’ve read in Norman Maclean’s short story “A River Runs Through It.” Maclean’s
story begins with the sentence “ In
our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.” Right there, I w...

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Read this and weep
It was just a summer job
for me; a minimum wage existence to partially fill both the time and the
savings account during the summer while I was home from college. It was at a shop that made
parts for the auto industry. Truthfully, it was so long ago, I do n...

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For a doggone good cause
There’s
nothing more unconditional than a dog’s love. The
biggest louse in the world can walk through the door and he is greeted like a
king by his waiting mutt. The tail wags and the fanny follows suit. If the
owner allows, the dog then unleashes more Fren...

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No news is good news
I’m
in the news business, and sometimes I can hardly stand it. Too much death. Too
much destruction. Too much chaos. Beheadings in the Middle East. Chokeholds in
New York City. Murder in Grosse Pointe. I
have to put down the newspaper. I shut down the compu...

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An old buddy rides off into the sunset
A buddy of mine is retiring. Rick Freeman, Walled Lake Western Class of 1972, is leaving Gage Products in Ferndale after 39 years on the job. That is a long time in the workplace. After a while, calluses are just part of the dress code. I haven’t talked to ...
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