Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dance of river and ice

The river prepares to abandon its surface fluidity, its motion, its never-ceasing flow. It prepares to bed down for the winter in underwater streams.  It pulls its cover of snow and ice over ceaseless movement and abandons deeper into itself. We can learn … Continue reading

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“Always remember to double-bag your pickles!”

Hello, dear reader. I’m sitting here at Cyberia Cafe in Houghton drinking a non-fat frappuccino.  Feeling pretty darn good.   (Although it sort of feels like someone has put a belt around my stomach and keep pulling tighter…)  Barry is taking … Continue reading

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Sick

Once upon a time, almost five years ago, a surgeon wanted to take out my gall bladder. I wanted to keep it.  (The hepatobiliary scan rated Ms. GB at a 21.  Anything under a 30 is likely a death sentence for … Continue reading

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“The snow that flies today slept last night in Lake Superior”

Let’s pretend that you’re driving along a back-country road in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It’s early December.  It’s–of course–snowing. You ponder the beauty of snow.  You ponder the possible treachery of snow.  You suddenly remember a phrase that a friend used … Continue reading

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Pets versus technology…

  I am trying to change my perspective today.  Laurie, over at Speaking from the Heart, wrote a magnificent blog today about Our Perspective.  There is more than one way to view the world, you know!  I am trying to change … Continue reading

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Our five minutes of fame

I wish everyone could have five minutes of fame. Not Lindsey Lohan type fame.  Not Louisa May Alcott fame.  Not Tiger Woods fame.  Even though some versions of fame might be more enjoyable than others. Not huge blow-out adulation and … Continue reading

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I want to live on an island.

Let’s be honest.  Part of me wants to live on an island.  The other parts are completely satisfied living in our Little House in the Big Woods in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The part that wants to live on an island thrilled … Continue reading

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