Back in the later part of the last century, we Michigan school children were taught to memorize the surrounding Great Lakes by the acronym HOMES. This weekend I watched both the first season of Wired and, occasionally, the weather channel. Like a great unwanted thunderstorm it hit me: we need to update this old mnemonic device with something that speaks to the new, hipper urban cache of youth while recognizing the changing environmental situation.
To that end, I propose that we now teach the Great Lakes with the tag HOMIES.
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