Tag Archives: books

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

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Our annual Christmas fight

Every Christmas season it’s the same.  The hard-scrabbling fight for presents, the intense gleam in greedy eyes as we steal the gaily wrapped packages, the glint of green and red holiday lights on the dice as they clatter against metal. … Continue reading

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In which Gulliver gets tied up and we eat green bean casserole

Tonight six or seven or maybe eight of us will sit around living room chairs at Mary’s house to discuss our latest Book Club selection. You want to know the exciting name of our selection? Gulliver’s Travels. Which yours truly did … Continue reading

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Orphan, clock keeper, thief…

Hey kids! Do I have a book for you to read during Easter break. Don’t tell me you don’t have time to read. In between swinging on trees in the woods, and maybe building a fort behind the house, and … Continue reading

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Mama Bear Visits the City

Once upon a time there were four bears living in the woods. Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear. The Bear Family lived happily in the forest.  They read hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books when Brother … Continue reading

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The boy who lost his pants on Main Street & other stories from a U.P. weekend

 You guys are all waiting impatiently to see the picture of the teenage boy standing at the four corners in L’Anse after having–how do we put this politely?–dropped his pants, aren’t you?   I am sorry to say you will see … Continue reading

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A normal person wouldn’t blog tonight

A normal blogger wouldn’t be blogging tonight.  Not after traveling for over twelve hours.  Not when feeling this exhausted.  Not when feeling like you need to prop open your eyes with toothpicks to stay awake.  But…I can’t help it.  I … Continue reading

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Dolphins leaping!

Hello readers!  I am so excited to tell you what happened this morning.  Really early.  My mom and I were sipping coffee flavored with hazelnut creamer when the Most Amazing Thing happened.  I wandered out on the lanai and saw…are … Continue reading

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The kindness of friends, family & blog-readers makes me cry…

I am amazed that so much kindness exists in the world.  So much giving.  So much opening the hands and heart…so much outpouring of love and friendship and joy into a world that sometimes seems too cruel, too violent, too … Continue reading

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