Category Archives: May 2014

What is your purpose?

I saw the first wildflower of spring in our woods this afternoon. A beautiful yellow trout lily peeking out from its nest of dried autumn leaves. I pondered purpose. Did you ever spend hours, days, months, years thinking about your … 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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Ice melts.

You wonder about the story of our lives here in the Upper Peninsula? It could be summed up in two words:  Ice melts. Ice melts on the bays. Ice turns blue, shaky, unstable. Don’t walk on it. Turn, instead, toward … Continue reading

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Who wants to win a pint of maple syrup?

Dear Friends, This week I bought three pints of maple syrup. My friend, Patsy, and her family tapped the sap and boiled to create this delicious treat. After reading yesterday’s comments from so many of you who unabashedly welcomed me … Continue reading

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Fierce Desire to Blog again

This is the third day that I’ve woken up with a Fierce Desire to Blog again. Each day I watch this desire arise.  It’s not retreating.  It’s gaining momentum.  It’s like a tsunami bearing down on the shore of this … Continue reading

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