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Santas and Snowmen play in the snow

Every year the Santas and Snowmen sleep in the basement until the first week in December.  Then they march up our spiral stairway, one by one, preparing to help us celebrate the Christmas holidays in style. Many long years ago … Continue reading

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Tomfoolery of our Santas and Snowmen

Dear readers, it’s just about time to go a’diggin’ down in the basement closet and find our multi-colored Christmas lights and Grandma’s ceramic tree and the reindeer ornament that hangs on the wall by the door.  Don’t forget some garland, … Continue reading

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The Santas, the Snowmen, the Tin Man and popcorn!

You guys simply wouldn’t believe the things that happen in Aura, Michigan! It’s a magical place. Lean close by our fire and I will tell you a magical tale.  OK, you can drink some hot chocolate first if you want … Continue reading

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Dear Holy, what is the difference between faith and hope?

One of the things I like best about this seventy five day spiritual exploration is that each day the Heart prompts what might be explored. When it was time to write yesterday’s post the Holy giggled. It seemed to want … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

And the winner of the maple syrup contest is… Prepare yourselves.  Hold your breaths.  Hope that you win and get that sweet Upper Peninsula maple syrup to dollop on your oatmeal, in your granola, atop your French Toast, in your … Continue reading

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Dreams of bears and owls…

During the winter, here in the Northwoods, the bear slumbers in dens covered with thick snow.  Many other animals hibernate or torpor, lulled into the depths of dreams as the ice forms and thickens on Lake Superior. We can be … Continue reading

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The mystery of the loud thuds

Yesterday, in between listening to Christmas carols and making a pomegranate kale salad, I heard a loud thud. What in the world could it be? First thought: The mail carrier is delivering presents from Portland, Oregon, or Edgewater, New Jersey! … Continue reading

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Blue plums, almond stove, needle in eyelid, Charley Brown tree

Pale weak limpid sun rises lower and lower in December’s horizon.  It rarely shines through gray clouds, although today stratus clouds allow its orb to deck the skies with sunny cheer. We’re buying a new almond stove, our first stove … Continue reading

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“I believes in Santa Claus with my wholest heart!”

My name is Elsa.  I don’t believe in Santa Claus any more.  I am nine years old.  My mommy and daddy buy me toys from Wal-Mart and Target.  My mommy went to the store really early on Black Friday and … Continue reading

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