The Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:06:44 EDTMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:06:44 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHowzat: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Crickethttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/742/Howzat--Or-How-I-Learned-to-Stop-Worrying-and-Love-Cricket.htmlWhen I first started as a sports writer here at the Alpena News, I wrote a lengthy column introducing myself and confessing to the fact that there were certain lapses in my knowledge of the sporting world.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:58:38 EDTTending to Burnouthttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/734/Tending-to-Burnout.htmlIt's going to be a slow couple of weeks at the office for us sports guys. <P> Basketball playoffs are over and although several teams played their hearts out and got far, none of them made it to the big dance.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:31:48 EDTWho Loves the Snow? Not Me...Usuallyhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/726/Who-Loves-the-Snow?-Not-Me...Usually.htmlWhen I moved back to Hillman in January of 2012, I was happy to see that the winter had been fairly mild. The winter in Grand Rapids had been particularly harsh, and the relative lack of snow put me in a better frame of mind.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:29:58 EDTI'm Back!http://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/725/I'm-Back!.htmlFor the ever alert and apprehensive fan of "Time Out!" my three month absence has probably been difficult to manage. Well, there's a simple explanation for my slowdown: I forgot my password. <P> Seriously.Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:56:26 EDTRiding the Lions Rollercoasterhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/707/Riding-the-Lions-Rollercoaster.htmlEver since I was very young, I've been a fan of the Detroit Lions. As anybody in Michigan knows, that has been a heartbreaking sentiment for decades upon decades.Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:23:36 EDT