Monthly Archives: January 2013

Click here for profuse gushing about Detox Week One

Today am finishing up Week One of the Whole Living Action detox program.  Well, actually, officially, the week ended yesterday.  But I had not finished sampling all the recipes in the magazine.  Pineapple and green juice still lurked in the … Continue reading

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Deer sleeping in the house and stuck car in the driveway

Weekend dream:  I was feeding a deer outside by our wood pile.  Guess what?  A big hunk of raw steak.  (Unconscious impulses arising after a week of detox eating only fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and lentils?  Even though I don’t … Continue reading

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Ms. Heather and Mr. Tony come to supper

Last night Ms. Heather and her husband, Mr. Tony, came for supper.  They arrived in our snowy woods around 5:10 p.m. (Heather, as some of you may recall, is a blogging friend who lives down in the northern Lower Peninsula … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you may heal you and other frozen stories

1. It’s three below zero right now.  (Tree below zero according to that old Finnish joke.  Must look for photo to illustrate.) 2.  It’s damn cold.  I started Barry’s car this morning when the thermometer shivered at 6 below zero … Continue reading

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Here we go, Detox, dear friend…

Dear Esteemed Friends, I am about to undergo a three-week long detox program.  Anyone want to join? OK, you mustn’t feel obliged. You can continue eating whatever feels wrong to your body, as I have sometimes for months and months upon end. … Continue reading

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Bringing the indoors outdoors in the snow

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Odd

This is so odd. No words have been rising recently. Have you experienced silent times when nothing–no matter how hard you try–wants to come forth? When the Universe issues a Silence Decree? When all the stories dry up and don’t … Continue reading

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Who says we can’t go back to Nicaragua again?

Querida amigos,  Who says we can’t go back to Nicaragua again? As many of you remember my nephew Tim and his fiance, Natalie, married down in Nicaragua in Central America last January.  Yes, I  flew first to Fort Meyers Beach … Continue reading

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When corn grows unexpectedly in your dreams.

Last night I dream-walked through my garden, a garden planted a long, long time ago in another dream–and, look, how unexpected, sweet yellow ears of corn grew amidst the zucchini and beans and squash vines. What an unexpected delight during a melancholy … Continue reading

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The first time you’re called an old lady…

Sipping peppermint tea, another day, another coffee shop. Waiting for our daughter’s plane to fly the friendly skies toward Chicago, the Windy City.  It’s windy here, too, and the plane is delayed.  I’m not moving one inch toward home until … Continue reading

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