Turtle Tries to Travel, Take 4: The First 3 Weeks

by Rina Caldwell Someone once told me that you can get through anything if you have access to a clean bathroom—I disagree. For me, it isn’t the clean bathroom that’s important for emotional survival. As a turtle I spend much of my time obsessively creating safe spaces in my immediate surroundings, learning ways to make…

Turtle Tries to Travel, Take 3: The Muse

by Rina Caldwell Much like recalling a movie watched once in early childhood, reflections of my drive from Michigan to L.A. are strange and opaque. I know that two dear friends came with me and that I loved them. I know that I was afraid of the new life ahead of me and did not…

Turtle Tries to Travel, Take 2: Pixies

by Rina Caldwell Once upon a time there was a girl who had a fairy garden. She was small, and her garden grew quite large. It began when a stray cat gave her magical seeds to plant in an empty plot of land. The girl loved her garden, and tended it carefully. Many enchanted flowers…

Turtle Tries to Travel, Take 1

by Rina Caldwell It’s 2:00 a.m. A small white car containing two, twenty-something girls and their camping gear has seizured to an untimely death in the Precise Middle of Nowhere, North America. This point is in northern Montana, and Google maps will find it for you if you search for War Horse Wildlife Refuge. Five…

How to Avoid Feeling Like an Elf on a Shelf

by Katie Heid Anyone who’s kept their holiday radar set to “trendy” over the last few years is keenly aware of a new Christmas tradition – The Elf on the Shelf. For just an arm and a leg, you too can purchase the magical elf, give him or her a name, and then spend the 25…

Thoughts and Musings from Interstate 69

by Jeremy Eccles Car seats may save lives, but they are annoying. I’ve literally put hundreds of thousands of miles on my Toyota in the last five years with my son, Nathan, in the back seat. He lives in Port Huron, technically Fort Gratiot, with his mom during the week, and with me in Perry…

#ShaltzShotMe @ Bonnaroo 2014

Michiganders Post-contributing photographer Jason Shaltz recently traveled all the way to Manchester, Tennessee, for Radio.com to see what all this Bonnaroo is about. Turns out it’s just an awesome music and arts festival. Shaltz returned with these great images to prove it.