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My life, in 60 seconds
I grew up in suburban Los Angeles. Moved to Michigan to play college hockey. What? Seriously. Hockey didn't work out. Settled on journalism. Met girl of my dreams (now wife) while in college. Encountered the wondrous Great Lakes. Never returned to California. Blessed with three wonderful children. Worked as a reporter and editor for 25 years at several Michigan newspapers. Wrote two books. Left the newspaper industry in 2009. Started my own writing and media consulting business (J. Alexander Communications). Now a contract writer for hire. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, watching pro hockey and college football, traveling, exploring the Great Lakes and occasionally trying to rise above the rank of world's worst angler. And I blog about the Great Lakes because these freshwater seas are, in a word, incredible. Thanks for visiting!
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Tag Archives: Edmund Fitzgerald
New book tells the tale of a Great Lakes shipwreck that killed more than the famous Edmund Fitzgerald disaster
The Edmund Fitzgerald may be the most famous of all Great Lakes shipwrecks but other shipping tragedies on the lakes actually claimed more lives. One of those was the November 1958 sinking of the Carl D. Bradley. The 638-foot long … Continue reading