Welcome to wintermitten, a spanking new blog about Michigan living and Great Lakes culture. We’re ready to roll, as shiny and new as an “Imported From Detroit” Chrysler 300 right off the production line .
In times to come we’ll be sharing stories about Michigan’s diverse history, culture, and — most importantly — the people who live here. Readers can look forward to future dispatches on a wide variety of topics — a centuries old cannon found in a river, a rare book long forgotten in a dusty attic, a city known for its strange healing baths. We’ll discover Pewabic pottery, petroglyphs, and shipwrecks. We will take a new look into our historic past, and meet some folks who are working in their communities to make a better future.
We’ll explore lighthouses, learn local myths and folklore, and find out how urban farming is changing a blighted city landscape. In weeks and months ahead we will stop ‘by woods on a snowy evening’, sing the Song of Hiawatha and part the rushing waters of Tahquamenon.