Monthly Archives: December 2021

“Love has your back”

Last August, while visiting my childhood home down in the Thumb of Michigan, I picked up a tattered copy of WILD MIND: Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg. I bought it at the library uptown (Barry laughs when we … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from our little house in the woods to yours, wherever you may be

This morning I am thinking of all you readers in your cozy little homes in woods and cities, suburbs and mountains, small towns and lakesides. Some of us are busy: rushing to and fro, wrapping gifts, preparing for company. We’re … Continue reading

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“Best of times, worst of times”

This has been a hard post to write. I have put it off for a week wondering what to say, how to express it, what to avoid sharing. As many of you know, we recently visited Barry’s elderly parents in … Continue reading

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The most unique hotel

During our recent trip to Georgia to visit Barry’s parents we stayed at the most unique hotel. They advertise “hand-crafted accommodations”–and, my goodness, that is so true. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Graduate Hotels, please consider it. … Continue reading

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Angels looking after you

All day, all night, angels looking after you, my dear… This is a song I used to sing to my kids when they were growing up. The “real” lyrics are slightly different, but we all make up words to songs, … Continue reading

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When a river turns silver (and a long-ago shamanic dream)

We’re transitioning into winter now. Here is the Silver River just a couple of miles from our house. The river turns colors as the ice forms: black, white, silver. Years ago I used to wander down here and sit by … Continue reading

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December light in our little house in the woods

When the low sun shines here in the Upper Peninsula at this time of year–and that’s a big when–light enters our house in long ribbons of luminescence. The winter can drag as gray skies loom overhead and lake effect clouds … Continue reading

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