Tag Archives: friendship

Sacred shell of the spiritual dyad

Yesterday my friend and I had our every-other-week dyad time together. We’ve been meeting together almost two years now, since we met in a spiritual class in fall, 2018. May I share the format that our teacher suggested–and that we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in What the Heart Knows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Make a list of good things when you’re feeling blue

Yesterday was *mostly* not a good day. I was quite sad about many things, which shall remain nameless. In the middle of the day, however, my good buddy, Susan and I met for a picnic at the waterfront park. We … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Dear Fountainpen,

Dear Fountainpen, On Sunday we carried our ceramic Christmas tree–the one Barry’s mom crafted for us many years ago–upstairs from the basement.  I discovered some of your hand-crocheted snowflakes and sprinkled them beneath the green tree. You’ve been my friend … Continue reading

Posted in December 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

You are a cell in my body

  I’ve been thinking this weekend how every person we meet has the potential to change us, to widen our world, to prompt us to let go what no longer serves. How each friendly or shining spirit can lift us … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

“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


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