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I just enjoyed a lovely week in downstate Michigan with my parents. This is the childhood home where my two brothers and I grew up in Yale, Michigan.  Yale lies about twenty-one miles from blue Lake Huron with its freighters … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 91 Comments

Day in My Life: Inside a two-room schoolhouse

Imagine you’re a six-year-old in 1911.  You live on a farm about a mile from the nearest neighbor.  It’s time for you to be educated, Ma says.  You’ve got new shoes–your first shoes ever–and you’ll walk with your big brother … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

When Death unexpectedly asks for the last dance…

How unexpectedly Death can knock on one’s door and steal away a loved one, a friend, a co-worker. One minute you can be talking and laughing and joking and making fun of what’s right and not right in the world…and … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

A non-apologetic manifesto about being weird.

First, let’s get the definition straight.  If a person is weird, what the heck does that mean? A Google search revealed these synonyms:  strange – odd – peculiar – quaint – uncanny – bizarre. Now that we *almost* know the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Post-election thoughts (Those five people are not your enemies.)

1.  It’s over. 2.  When will the next election hoopla begin? 3.  Will our country be saved? 4.  Will our country be ruined? 5.  Will our country continue to plod along with some brilliant moves interspersed with awful decisions? 6.  … Continue reading

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When people die on Facebook

Yesterday morning I woke up to discover the death of a Facebook friend. We’ve been watching her die slowly on Facebook for the past several weeks. She actually friended me about a month ago.  She was the daughter of my … Continue reading

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We Interrupt your Regularly Scheduled Program to Bring you—another Kathy?

Hi, I’m Kathy (a Kathy, I should say). I may not live on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but what I lack in geography I hope to make up for in name. As regular readers of “Lake Superior Spirit” know, the Kathy … Continue reading

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