Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 8 Jul 2015 02:33:10 EDTWed, 8 Jul 2015 02:33:10 EDT an outward (and inward) trek've been thinking since seeing the movie "Wild." It's about Cheryl Strayed's hike on the Portland Crest Trail, which stretches 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada (spoiler alert: she makes it).Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:51:08 EDTIt's spring, so get outside!'s-spring,-so-get-outside!.htmlWinter has broken and I'm among the many who have already taken advantage of the good weather to get outdoors. <P> For one weekend activity (aside from taking a handful of pictures for the paper) I took a shelter dog for a walk.Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:13:33 EDTA nuclear deal with Iran's Thursday, and my Twitter feed is blowing up with loud announcements about a breakthrough in nuclear negotiations with Iran. So far the deal looks to address some of the biggest concerns raised by critics and commentator.Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:34:00 EDTDon't yell 'cut' just yet't-yell-'cut'-just-yet.htmlIf Michigan lawmakers vote to eliminate the state's film tax credits, they're cutting off their noses to spite their faces.Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:13:20 EDTThe (belated) end of an era? dad and I were discussing the demise of Radio Shack a day or so after the company announced its pending bankruptcy. <P> I thought it was the end of an era, but he reminded me the era had passed a long time ago.Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:39:12 EDT