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Harley L. Sachs, Professor Emeritus from Michigan Tech, Department of Humanities,
now spends May through October in Houghton, Michigan and sailing his MacGregor
22 in Lake Superior. He winters in Portland, Oregon from November through April,
trading Upper Peninsula snows for Oregon rain.
He is a contributing editor for Northern Express, a weekly newspaper
in Traverse City, Michigan, and his columns have also appeared in the U.P.
Post, Peninsula News, Porcupine Press, and Keweenaw Today. At
the September 1997 meeting of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers'
Association, Sachs won the Ed Powers Memorial Humor Award for his newspaper
column "Ejaculating with Zane Gray" about characters who shout, roar,
and even "ejaculate" but never say anything. His short story "My
Brag Book" also won a prize at the 1997 conference.
A freelance writer since the 1950s, Harley Sachs got his start writing
trade magazine articles for International Blue Printer. He then wrote many
articles and project pieces for boating magazines. He earned a number of awards
for writing and before he retired from Michigan Technological University was a
director of the Society for Technical Communication. He is listed as a poet and
writer of fiction by Poets and Writers. His newspaper stories have appeared in The
Oregonian, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Louisville Courier-Journal, and even in
Danish in Politiken.
Besides all that writing, Sachs invented an anti-fascist board game, POLICE
STATE, manufactured under license and by IDEVCO, the Sachs family corporation.
He also issued a series of snow flea postal cards about the real-- not
mythical-- Upper Peninsula snow fleas. POLICE STATE is available for license.
Parenthood protestors interviewed
HOUGHTON -- Earlier this fall, guest columnist Harley Sachs interviewed local
protesters in front of the new Planned Parenthood Express office in Houghton. Keweenaw
Now delayed publishing his article until we could find out more information
about a Michigan law he mentions. As Sachs indicates, the law could have
repercussions on freedom of choice in family planning. more
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