Category Archives: November 2013

Driftwood dreamin’

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Conflict, ice cream & snow for breakfast

Picture this.  The day before Thanksgiving.  Waking up to about eight inches of beautiful fresh white snow outside our Little House in the Big Woods.  The wood stove humming and throbbing to heat our home, relishing its breakfast of hardwood … Continue reading

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The titillation of conflict

I am still amazed at our human propensity to be titillated about conflict. Something in the human mind loves drama. We so often rush to read about negativity, challenges, despair, suffering. We’re often intrigued to learn more about the day’s … Continue reading

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Response to an angry blog commenter

Yesterday morning, still half-asleep, I read an angry comment from a blog reader. Let’s call him Dan.  The poor fellow once found himself lost in the woods and wanted practical tips to aid him next time such an event might … Continue reading

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Fake it until you become it, eh?

Lately I’ve been enjoying rising in the dark, listening to the whistling teakettle and the humming wood stove, and writing stories.  Did you know the Native Americans reserved many stories to share only in wintertime, when wind whipped outside wigwams … Continue reading

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Hope in darkness

The clock ticks 6 a.m. Outside our Little House in the Big Woods the wind howls fiercely.  Father November has thrown a deep cloak of blackness across the breasts of trees and the wood stove sputters in the basement. Barry … Continue reading

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Breakfast with wolf hunters

Yesterday morning we ate breakfast with a group of wolf hunters. I shan’t tell you who they are. Michigan sports a new law:  it’s game now to hunt wolves in the Upper Peninsula.  Cost?  $100 for residents.  $500 for non-residents. … Continue reading

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