Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.

Anticipating the August Upper Peninsula Book Tour!

OK, I can almost hear you wondering. What?  She’s gone and wrote a book and didn’t tell us about it? Rest easy, dear reader.  When and if I write a book you’ll surely know six months in advance! However, I … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Slow down, you’re movin’ too fast, you got to make the morning last…

Sitting in a quiet house this morning sipping hot dark coffee with soy creamer from a deep blue mug.  Not running hither and yon, caught up in the what-must-be-done-next. Excuse me, I will wander out on the deck to give … Continue reading

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“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Recently a friend shared this quote from Abraham Lincoln:  “I don’t like that man.  I must get to know him better.” I like that quote. For many years it was my mantra. “I don’t like (fill in the blank)…therefore, I … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

My challenges with wood splitter motors and social media

Here is what I am not posting on Facebook:  Our wood splitter motor, RIP, died yesterday.  For five years he thwacked hearty logs in halves and quarters.  We’ll miss him dearly.  He spewed oil and gas fumes upon us as … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 70 Comments

Don’t be afraid to scale down beside waterfalls.

I could tell you stories. Every walk in nature writes a novella. If you look carefully you can find the characters, the plot, the resolution. Would you like to read four short stories?  (I promise they shall be short.)  At … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Tender

Goodness, the last two weeks have flown by like an eagle diving for lake trout. (OK, that’s may be the weirdest metaphor I’ve ever typed.) Goodness, it’s so very challenging when our grown children fly off into the friendly skies … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Whimsy in the Upper Peninsula

So Karma suggested a photo challenge:  Whimsy. (Click on the link to find her challenge.) My heart immediately melted because I LOVE whimsy. What, you ask, is whimsy? Google says: whim·sy ˈ(h)wimzē/ noun playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor. … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Let’s not even talk about mosquitoes.

1.  Let’s not even talk about the mosquitoes this year.  If you look out the bathroom window at 10 p.m. (assuming you are awake) you can count 35 hungry mosquitoes buzzing and buzzing and begging to come in the house to … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Murder in the north woods

Dear readers, I wrote this post back in early May, but did not publish it.  Was about to delete it, but sent it to a friend just for kicks before scrapping it.  She loved it.  She insisted it was a … Continue reading

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Cry, cry, cry

Yesterday, the wind howled. The trees danced. Some trees tipped over sideways, crashing onto the forest floor with a large BOOM! “Gosh, I haven’t seen wind like this in ages,” I said to Barry.  “How strong do you think it is?” “Fifty … Continue reading

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