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.

To learn how to sit in the scary woods of the mind

“Do you really,” my good friend asked, “want to be an old woman who can’t remember things?  Do you really want to lose all your faculties?” Sigh.  She had read my latest blog post. “Ummm, no,” said I.  “If the … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

I want to be that old woman.

I am reading a book these gray December afternoons, breathing in toward the poetic words and out toward my own life’s reflections.  It’s called  Wild Comfort:  The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore. It may not be allowed to … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

As the seasons turn…

I am stopping by to say hello to this blogging world: Hello, Hello! I am sorry to have seemingly deserted this rich and beautiful place, but it seems like the Universe (whom I hold dear and absolute) has alternate plans … Continue reading

Posted in November 2016 | Tagged , , | 70 Comments

Living as gift

I have been pondering the act of giving, and how we can live more as a gift to ourselves and others.  Instead of living in the commodity mode of exchange our culture fosters, how can I give of myself more … Continue reading

Posted in July 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Feelin’ birthday blessings…

  I am driving back home today along the shores of Lake Superior, thinking now of you and you and you. The car tires strum pavement, waves lap and seagulls wing overhead. Have just spent almost a week with my … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

The medicine way

On June 10th the lupine theater played for a full house.  They perfumed, awed, and colored the landscape extraordinarily.  We onlookers gushed at their purple, pink and white symphony and deeply inhaled their essence.  Their lupine-ness shined superb; never were … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Unplugged

Three hours and twenty minutes ago a poplar tree smashed against electrical wires on our road, ousting electricity for everyone. The mothers, fathers and teenagers could no longer utilize their computers.  The kids lost access to iPads.  Toilets no longer … Continue reading

Posted in June 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments