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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

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What you can and can’t do when your power goes off in the woods.

When your electricity flickers and goes off in the woods about 8 or 9 a.m. here is what you can’t do: 1. You can’t work on your treasurer’s reports for Thursday’s annual township meeting, because all reporting material exists solely … Continue reading

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Please avert your eyes if you do not have a strong constitution.

  I mean a strong constitution for snow in the middle of April.  If you’re totally in love with spring–and averse to any interruption to the blooming of daffodils–please quickly dash to another blog.  There are no daffodils hiding in … Continue reading

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Rant. (You are forewarned.)

Please pour yourself a glass of wine. I am going to rant. You usually won’t hear me ranting and carrying on over here at Lake Superior Spirit. Usually I am “turning things around” to see everything in a more positive … Continue reading

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Ain’t gonna tweet no more, no more, ain’t gonna tweet no more…

Goodbye, Twitter. Our tweeting days are over.  I have been singing that old spiritual in my head for the past few days:  Ain’t gonna tweet no more, no more, ain’t gonna tweet no more. It really doesn’t have a tune … Continue reading

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The magic of eagle feathers, amphibians and autumn leaves between Point A and Point B

The computer monitor of my desktop “work computer” has been slowly dying.  It started before our Duluth trip.  Suddenly the words and pictures looked smeary, unreadable. Almost like the viewer badly needed a new pair of glasses. Yesterday–when I noticed I … Continue reading

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This post is not about Facebook. Mostly not about Facebook.

Hello, everyone!  Ohmygoodness, it’s been QUITE a weekend.  I am completely undone.   One of my worst traits (this is time for Confession) is an absolute obsession with WordPress hits and comments at times.  I apologize for this in advance.  (Darn it, … Continue reading

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Turn off your computer.

Everybody–computers off!  Turn ’em off, if you please.  Refuse to be dictated by the Internet any more.  Refuse to let your email run your life.  Turn off the switch.  Watch the screen go dark.  Listen to the eternal hum disappear.  … Continue reading

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