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.

Don’t go believing everything social media says

Please, dear readers, never let your thoughts convince you that Cousin Lindsey or Friend Derek or Acquaintance Daniella has a better life than you. Forget their sixteen pictures of babies, tropical vacations, or happy interludes. Remember that Social Media only … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Kayaking with snake(s)

OK, friends, I have a story to tell. It’s Memorial Day weekend, 2018, and my friend Sherry messages.  Would I like to go kayaking with her on Monday? Oh yes.  Kayaking with Sherry has proven fun in the past!  I … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

“Failed” friendships

I used to think that a failed friendship meant personal failure. A failure to maintain a long-standing relationship.  A failure of the other person.  A failure to work through disagreements or issues or perceptions. A failure of personal culpability, a … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day weekend (random blogging musings)

I am having so much trouble writing a blog these days.  There’s either nothing to say, or too much to say. It doesn’t feel easy and carefree in ways that it used to be. It appears I may quit blogging … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | 31 Comments

What really happened at the waterfalls…

Good morning, readers, friends, family, stumblers-upon-this-blog! I just posted the above photo on Facebook with an itty bitty explanation:  Magical hike to the Canyon Falls yesterday. Met up with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time. Other hikers met up … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

“Keeps on keepin’ on”

  First things first.  I am not going to complain about our endless winter here in the North Woods.  (At least publicly.  Maybe we can gripe together privately, if we’re experiencing a frustrated moment or day or week or month.) … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

A mountain man lives in my mom’s basement.

Today’s photo prompt from Susannah Conway at April Love 2018 is:  Smile. Since I’m visiting my mom downstate in Lower Michigan, I had to truly ponder.  What photo to take?  My mom didn’t look like a willing victim (err, subject).  … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments