Author Archives: Kathy

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.

Raking with the Heart

Good morning, friends. It’s still dark in our little house in the woods, but light promises to rise every dawn, doesn’t it? Aren’t we lucky that the sun keeps rising, day after day, no matter what challenges our human world … Continue reading

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Worry stew

It’s been so easy to get caught up in worry stew this year. Whether about the pandemic, politics, global warming, money issues, jobs, race relations, hurricanes, tornados, fires…you name it, 2020 has been a challenging one for our nervous systems. … Continue reading

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Seventy-five days until 2021: What the Heart knows spiritual exploration

In the last few days I have been contemplating a spiritual practice to follow until 2020 bows its head and passes the baton unto 2021. What might I do daily to connect even deeper to God, Spirit, Universe, Self, the … Continue reading

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The unsayable and the ordinary

I have been trying to write a blog since 6:30 a.m. Two creative writing pieces. Each one started strong, dribbled out in the middle and seemingly died a dark and exhausted death. Kind of like carved-out pumpkins jeering back at … Continue reading

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I am a sheeple with my big wooly sheep coat. (And so much more.)

I am a sheeple with my big wooly sheep coat. You can herd me in your meadows and I will do what you say: obey traffic signs, wear masks on airlines during a pandemic, attend public schools, collect a social … Continue reading

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Insecurities: a crack where the light gets in

I accidentally stumbled upon some blog posts yesterday talking about our human insecurities. You know–all our perhaps hidden, obscure, painful parts of ourselves that we’ve sometimes pushed away. Tried to heal. Sometimes repressed. Pasted over with positive thinking. Explored endlessly. … Continue reading

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Walktober meander: no trail, no path, no destination

Some of you may be familiar with Robin’s (breezes at dawn) annual Walktober blog posts. Every October she invites all of us bloggers to take a walk, blog about it, and share a link to it on her original post. … Continue reading

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No politics today. No virus talk. Just autumn colors here in the Upper Peninsula.

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Debate on our road last Monday: me versus Nebraska Man. Winner – nobody.

How many of you watched the national presidential debate? Hands up, please. Yes, I see that you and you and you watched it. A bunch of you didn’t. I didn’t either. I have already made my mind up where to … Continue reading

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Please, please, please ducks–just go to bed (and chickens, please let me take your pictures!)

Some of you may recall from the last blog post that my weekend assignment included tending a friend’s chickens and ducks. Dog and cat, too. It is now time to report back. I have thought long and hard about the … Continue reading

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