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Becalmed on a September Afternoon

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

A Sunfish sailor in Old Mission Harbor.

A Sunfish sailor in Old Mission Harbor.

By MIKE NORTON

Sometimes I think Traverse City must be the capital of small-boat sailing. And among its many other wonderful qualities, September has the best sailing weather of the year.

The winds seem to freshen, for one thing. (And they seem to be a

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Woodpecker

Monday, February 18, 2013 2:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

The intruder outside my bedroom window.

The intruder outside my bedroom window.

By MIKE NORTON

I barely noticed the hammering at first. Saturday morning is fix-it time, and I figured one of the neighbors was nailing a loose shingle or something. It wasn’t until I caught a moving flash of scarlet outside the bedroom window that I

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