Tag Archives: friendship

“Failed” friendships

I used to think that a failed friendship meant personal failure. A failure to maintain a long-standing relationship.  A failure of the other person.  A failure to work through disagreements or issues or perceptions. A failure of personal culpability, a … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments

Until we meet again, my friends…

Dear Friends of Lake Superior Spirit, Thank you so much for more than five years of reading these thoughts.  Looking at these pictures.  Imagining this life here in the Upper Peninsula.  I have appreciated you more than you will ever … Continue reading

Posted in June 2015 | Tagged , , , , | 89 Comments

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Recently a friend shared this quote from Abraham Lincoln:  “I don’t like that man.  I must get to know him better.” I like that quote. For many years it was my mantra. “I don’t like (fill in the blank)…therefore, I … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work I go (after a quick blog)

This morning, awake at 5:45 a.m., after stoking the wood stove, igniting the gas beneath the tea kettle, pouring a pink glass of grapefruit juice, I turned on the Kindle Fire to check email. There, sitting so innocently in the … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Winner!

Last night we dined at Joey’s Seafood Restaurant in Houghton.  As we ordered our fish tacos & jambalaya & tilapia a fella offered us a sealed envelope.  Upon paying, we must present the envelope to our waitress and see what … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

“Friendship is the breathing rose”

Last week my friend Doris invited me to stop by.  We get together every few months at her house.  She serves coffee or tea and delicious sweets.  Her husband, Howard, usually stops puttering to say hello, pausing at the table … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Learning how to be friends

Elisa and Nicole got me thinking about friendship today. About the work of deepening into friendship.  The time it takes to really know another person.  The challenging of really ever getting to know another person. It seems that we speak the same … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments