Tag Archives: Opinion

Thirty days to live

This week one of my friends shared a dream. In the dream, which she described as half-way between waking and sleeping, feeling so utterly “realistic”, a voice told her:  “You have thirty days to live.  Get your affairs in order.” … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 83 Comments

The myth of 1,000 blog followers

Yes, dear readers, it’s been an auspicious day.  This very blog–Lake Superior Spirit–hath reached the lofty goal of 1,000 followers!  Why, this  happened just after lunch.  I’ve been watching with one lazy eye as the numbers soared during recent weeks. … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 65 Comments

Blogging to illuminate, to reconcile

Lately I have been enjoying writing blogs that seem to reconcile stuck, limited, or judging viewpoints within. Something arises.  Some judgment, some feeling, some sorrow, something that’s not yet integrated. Perhaps it has to do with a friendship.  A sense … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

I used to think truth was something simple. Something one felt.  Something essential.  Something easily revealed. After years of meditation–and the practice of blogging–it becomes more and more apparent that, yes, Truth is very simple.  But it’s extremely complicated to … Continue reading

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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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Cilantro~~the NEW green.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a declaration. Time to write a blog about an oft-maligned creature. Time to write a blog heralding the delights of–are you ready?–yes, you must be ready–CILANTRO! Let’s get honest.  Let’s not be shy.  How … Continue reading

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Take Three. “What Lake Superior Spirit is about.”

It’s time.  I went and changed it.  Finally. For about six months I’ve been thinking, “Gosh, Kathy, isn’t it time you changed your description about this blog?” Laziness answered, “No, I don’t have time.” But the necessity kept arising.  I … Continue reading

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You can’t please everyone so you gotta please yourself.

Thank you for that quote, Ricky Nelson. “You can’t please everyone so you gotta please yourself.” I suppose some of you don’t like that headline, right?  Some of you think it’s too “pop culture”, don’t you?   Some of you … Continue reading

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Help! My brain switch won’t turn on!

Does anyone else have a brain response switch that flips on and off?  A switch that allows and doesn’t allow you to respond to your emails and comments? Or does everyone else in the Universe read their email or blog comments and … Continue reading

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