Tag Archives: stories

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

It’s a miracle!

I am reading the book “Dying to be Me:  My Journey from Cancer to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani.  I first heard of the book through Marianne’s blog.  Monday night, at the township meeting held in extreme … Continue reading

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

“You simply wouldn’t believe it!” and other travel tales

I’m home!  Suitcase *mostly* unpacked.  Mail tended. We’re headed off to a Turkey Supper at the Skanee Church in a couple of hours. (Barry will probably appreciate this after his week alone.  Although he made a mean tuna salad all … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

“And I thought you were JUST a housewife from Michigan!”

Originally posted on Lake Superior Spirit:
Me. Pregnant. Housewife. Smirking. Gosh, that hair DOES look red, doesn't it? Aww, look at little Chris… OK, OK, you gleaned the truth from that title, didn’t you? There is a tiny part of…

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

This wild & precious moment

The kids have departed.  They now play with their kitty cats on opposite ends of the country. Your blogger is still remembering the last week.  Her son departed for San Diego early last week; her daughter still remained until yesterday.

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

The light of an ordinary trip through pea soup fog to Marquette

Here we are in Marquette, a town 78 miles from our Little House in the Big Woods.  It’s the Big City, kids.  It even has a Starbucks!  How I love the city–just as much as the woods… Barry has to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Miracle

Here’s what just happened. I was out reading your blogs, buzzing here and there in the blogosphere for the past hour or so, when suddenly a Fierce Desire struck.  I’m never sure what to do about these Fierce Desires to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 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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The crazy purple exploding mess…

I have a story to tell you.  (Do not raise those eyebrows to the sky.  I caught you!  Of course she’s going to tell a story.) Worst of all, I’m going to tell you a story without photos.  This is … Continue reading

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Why to try the orange toothpaste on your next dental visit.

Earlier this month I had to cancel a dentist appointment.  One of those six month cleanings that we all love. It was snowing sideways and seemed too daunting to drive twelve miles into town. “Don’t worry,” said the kind receptionist. … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments