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Retreat, ice cream cone & one heck of a storm

Barry returned from his annual fishing trip to Isle Royale a couple of hours ago. I’ve spent five days alone here in the North Woods.  You know, in retreat mode. Meditating, weeding the garden, sitting, washing dishes, communing with nature, … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 80 Comments

A 5K, wedding, almost-birthday & river fun

My oh my, we’ve had quite a week with both kids visiting us here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  I hardly know where to begin. Let’s begin with the 5K my daughter and I walked faster than lightning last … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Home

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

Up all night birthing a goat

At morning’s first light–before a busy day–slowly scrolling down the Facebook home page. Marvelling at the differences in friends, family and acquaintances.  Marvelling that I’m not feeling irritated at the differences this morning–that the mind is not judging, sorting, categorizing … Continue reading

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An Elf, a Pig, and Reindeer Tracks in the Snow

Christmas lights twinkle all around. I am sending you all holiday love.  Can you feel it? Did you have a wonderful time during these holy-days? Can you feel the Sun returning to the earth, lightening our days with hope and … Continue reading

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Tomfoolery of our Santas and Snowmen

Dear readers, it’s just about time to go a’diggin’ down in the basement closet and find our multi-colored Christmas lights and Grandma’s ceramic tree and the reindeer ornament that hangs on the wall by the door.  Don’t forget some garland, … Continue reading

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Blue plums, almond stove, needle in eyelid, Charley Brown tree

Pale weak limpid sun rises lower and lower in December’s horizon.  It rarely shines through gray clouds, although today stratus clouds allow its orb to deck the skies with sunny cheer. We’re buying a new almond stove, our first stove … Continue reading

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Finding your way home again

Here is a little story inspired by blog reader Colleen who was fascinated by a recent comment about some of our inky black nights in the woods.  You can’t see your familiar hands, your feet, your journey to the mailbox.  … Continue reading

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What’s next

Yesterday the dentist cemented my permanent crown, covering that oh-so-wayward broken tooth. Later this afternoon our daughter and boyfriend  board silver jet and wing to New York City leaving us with sweet memories. Yesterday they wheelbarrowed firewood into our wood … Continue reading

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There’s a WHAT living in our basement?

On Saturday morning I was meditating in the basement, cuddled delightfully beneath a heavy winter blanket, listening to the fire crackling merrily in the woodstove, the outside temperature hovering near freezing. It was one of those “ideal” meditations in which … Continue reading

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