Author Archives: problogic

Is this America’s future?


A landscape of homeless sleeping on the streets beneath the ever-watchful eyes of their wealthy “benevolent” dictator.  It doesn’t have to be this way, folks, provided we stand up, speak out, and skillfully and peacefully combat the evil forces of … Continue reading

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Shedding light on shameful Sundown Towns


I feel ashamed to admit having grown up in the United States, garnered high school, undergrad, and graduate degrees, including a minor in history, and still didn’t know about Sundown Towns. Let me correct that, I didn’t know how prevalent … Continue reading

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A movie for those who love movies


Six of us went to see La La Land Christmas night at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City. Each and every one of us adored the movie and would recommend it in an instant.  The music will have you … Continue reading

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TC takes charge of its energy future


I am so proud of my adopted hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. Monday night, the City Commission voted unanimously to have all city facilities and services powered 100% by renewables by the year 2020! That is a spectacular goal that … Continue reading

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Urban atrocities – Aleppo is the latest sad example


All of us bear responsibility for the unfolding humanitarian disaster in the city of Aleppo, Syria. It doesn’t matter whether our nation is involved in the on-going conflict or not. As  human beings we should not let such a series … Continue reading

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Michigan’s absurd groundwater giveaway


While the good people of Flint still await safe drinking water following the horrible decision to change the city’s water source, our un-illustrious state leaders appear to be about to commit yet another environmental blunder that further tarnishes their role … Continue reading

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One syllable capital cities


Below is a list of the eight world, state, and provincial capital cities whose name when pronounced in English is comprise of just one syllable. Any additions and/or cirrections are welcome.  Bern(e), Switzerland Minsk, Belarus Nuuk, Greenland Perth, Western Australia … Continue reading

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