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.

Spring is bustin’ out all over (and a blogging milestone)

Spring burst wide open in the Upper Peninsula early last week. When we returned from our East Coast trip May 2nd a pile of persistent snow still melted slowly on the ground. A week later the wildflowers graced us with … Continue reading

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Traveling from little house in the woods to big city on the coast

It’s a quiet May morning in our little house in the woods. Gray clouds scud across the tops of budding poplar trees. Wind blows her gusty breath on the deck umbrella which we just retrieved from the basement in honor … Continue reading

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Healing a broken toe, watching the snow melt

The last three weeks I have been mending a broken toe while watching snow fall and melt, fall and melt. Since my mobility was rather limited in the first couple of weeks the day’s highlight often occurred during a daily … Continue reading

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The maze is your labyrinth

On the day before Gretel journeyed down to earth again and birthed in her mama’s belly, her spiritual angel reminded her about the purpose of Living on Earth. Remember, Gretel, in the deep recesses of your heart WHY you’re choosing … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, equanimity–and a broken toe

I’ve gone “back to spiritual basics” in recent weeks since our trip to Georgia. Being aware of breath and body. Breathe in, breathe out. Paying attention to this body, this shin, that shoulder, this pelvis, this skull. Doing long body-based … Continue reading

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The perils and ecstasy of walking on snow

Let’s talk about the ecstasy first, shall we? Often a special moment arrives each March. Since the snow melt started a couple of weeks ago we’ve been sinking in. You walk to the shed and your boot sinks in over … Continue reading

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Loss and gain

We lost my father-in-law, Jim, this weekend. Barry lost his dad. Our kids lost their dear grandpa. Our loss is heaven’s gain. I don’t have much inclination to write. It’s a quiet time. But I am reflecting on loss and … Continue reading

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Sad transitions

We lounged on the patio in my in-law’s backyard in early March. It was almost 80 degrees. A bluebird fluttered on the branch of a nearby magnolia tree and cardinals sang their sweet song in the fig tree. An hour … Continue reading

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Snow, snow, snow and it’s really __ __ __ __ __

So while my “southern” friends are posting pictures of crocuses and daffodils, we’re still getting snow, snow and more snow. If you’re a Wordle player (which I am) please guess the following word __ __ __ __ __ You have … Continue reading

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Vegetable scrap smiley for our company

Company arrives in about four hours. Our friend, Dave, said he’d be here by noon but messaged to say he’s running late. He’s coming from the eastern Upper Peninsula in his camper van. He’s been snowshoeing and skiing near the … Continue reading

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