Here is a clipping from 1985, the year some summer cottages fell into Lake Michigan.  Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are high again this year.  It is normal for the Great Lakes’ water levels to rise and fall.  Don’t buy real estate too close to the water.  It is powerful.scan0003

a critically accalimed non-fiction bookRead more about the Great Lakes in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes.  This

non-fiction book is available at,, the Bookman in Grand Haven and many other fine bookstores.





The Dynamic Great Lakes on Kindle    

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This critically acclaimed book is also available in paperback from many bookstores and online at, and many other places.


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Two Surfers About to Enter the Washing Machine

Two Surfers About to Enter the Washing Machine

My watercolor of surfers about to enter the “washing machine” so called because of the turbulent waters when the wind causes the surf to rise and then bang against the cement structure. This is a dangerous place to surf. Lake Michigan is treacherous and many have been lost to these waters.

Read more about all of the freshwater seas called The Dynamic Great Lakes in my non-fiction book. Available at Barnes & Noble, The Bookman, etc.

Sculptures by Mother Nature

January 13, 2014

sand people Nature is the best artist.  When ice balls on the beach are whipped by sand and wind, sculptures arise.  This could be a Mongolian army, or munchkins or Khengis Khan and his brother Don.  It happens sometimes. You never know what you might see on the beach in Grand Haven, Michigan.

A critically acclaimed non-fiction book.



I wrote my non fiction book, The Dynamic Great Lakes to share some of the important information I have learned over the years, even before the first Earth Day. The book has a search inside feature on with key words, reading levels and now it is available for the Kindle reader. It is also available at Barnes & Noble and many other bookstores.

Above all, it is a book that encourages people to take care of the planet. It’s the only one we have.

The Dynamic Great Lakes

December 14, 2011

A Critically Acclaimed non-fiction book about the five Great Lakes

The Dynamic Great Lakes is available in the new edition at Barnes & Noble online or in stores. It is also available at Schuler Books and Music, The Bookman, (paper and Kindle edition) and many other fine stores.

Surfing Lake Michigan

November 16, 2011

Two Surfers About to Enter the Washing Machine

My watercolor of surfers about to jump in the heavy waves. Steve Damstra took a photo of this scene and I liked it so much that I made a watercolor based on it.
This is a dangerous spot to surf. Lives have been lost here.

Feed the Birds

October 30, 2011

Snow makes it difficult for some birds to find food. We like to feed birds in the winter but the squirrels raid our feeders. We just got a squirrel proof bird feeder so the birds will not have to share. The squirrels have huge appetites so we wanted to give the birds a better chance of finding seeds to eat. This has worked.

A Tern in Flight

October 1, 2011

Pictured is my watercolor of a tern flying over the whitecaps of the Great Lakes. It’s windy today and it seems the terns and seagulls love to ride the wind.

updated fourth edition

Now available on Kindle

To learn about the Great Lakes and their interesting features, The Dynamic Great Lakes is for you.

Now updated in a fourth edition, Amazon has made the book available on the Kindle e reader as well as in paperback. The book is concise and suitable for all readers.