Tag Archives: Marquette

Celebrating Bertha’s 60th birthday in Marquette–and doing yoga in a Starbucks

As some of you know from my other blog and Facebook, I’m in Marquette now.  In a coffee shop.  My friend, Bertha, and I are on our annual overnight trip to the city.  This year we’re celebrating her 60th birthday!  … Continue reading

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Black stone, white sea

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Our strange and wonderful Upper Peninsula

             

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From frogs to sailboats to birthday dinners.

The frog–we think it’s a frog and not a toad–pauses to say hello to all of you.  Ribbit–it says.  But actually I am telling a fib.  The frog did not speak a word.  It hopped out of the garden from … Continue reading

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No two daisies are the same

   No two daisies are the same.   No two restaurants are the same.   No two snowflakes.   No two moose.   No two people.       No two daisies are the same.   No two Americans.   No two Iraqis.   No two Republicans, or Democrats … Continue reading

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Don’t fall in the water, stretch your muscles too much or peck on windows

 My goodness, I am still showing you pictures from last weekend.  The last of May’s crop of photos.  Please enjoy a stroll through Marquette’s Lower Harbor, as we did last Saturday.  Can you feel the gentle breeze blowing off the … Continue reading

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Moose on the loose!

 I, your regular blog writer, have not seen a moose since the early 1990’s.  The kids were elementary school students.  We were headed home from Marquette one fine spring day when–   OHMYGOODNESS!!! What is that strange creature crossing the road in … Continue reading

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Beyond individual flags…blessing the world on Memorial Day

   On Memorial Day, I give thanks for this life.  For this particular country in which I find myself, its flag flying gently in the late May breezes.   I give thanks to freedom.  To the freedom to express ourselves.  What … Continue reading

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Quiet hush of buzzing bees and blooming wildflowers on Memorial Day weekend

Quiet warm Sunday in the North Woods.  Flowers blooming everywhere.  Birds chattering endlessly in the woods.  It feels like we live in a jungle.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a monkey swinging from tree to tree–that’s how noisy it … Continue reading

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Without mamas and papas on Mother’s Day

Imagine yourself without a mama on Mother’s Day.  Imagine yourself without a papa on Father’s Day.  Imagine yourself in an orphanage, alone.  Surrounded by people who may or may not understand you.  People who may or may not be gentle.  People … Continue reading

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