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AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY

In his 2011 book Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era, Mitchell brings to life the prolific writings of Reverend George Smith of Northport and Grand Traverse Herald editor Morgan Bates. And through the eyes of these two men, the Civil War era is thrown into sharp relief.

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Door County, Wisconsin
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THOUGHTS OF HOME

As I was cranking away on deadline yesterday, I got a Facebook friend request from a man I’ve never met. This New York City actor and comedian is an alum of The Second City and the New Actors Workshop, and he’d just found and read an article I wrote years ago about his mentor: Paul Sills, the celebrated director and improvisation teacher who served as the original director of The Second City in Chicago.

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SOLE SURVIVOR

Many people may not realize there is a gripping first-person account of midnight disaster aboard a lake freighter, one that sheds light on what all shipwrecked sailors must face — and what survivors deal with when they are plucked to safety.

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A freighter passes through the Straits of Mackinac, bound for Lake Huron.
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SURVIVOR STORY

When I was a kid, I lived in a little house on the shores of Lake Michigan. And as a beach-crawling tomboy, I spent a lot of time watching the horizon, staring at the long lake freighters as they plied…

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