Tag Archives: Miscellaneous

Reluctantly turning from health care back to the woods.

Christopher, dear son, pardon me. I know I just told you–not a half hour ago–that I wasn’t writing a blog for a long time. No. People could just read my health care rant over and over and over again. And … Continue reading

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Hummingbird status

Just wanted to tell you first thing this morning.  Hummingbirds have been spotted in both Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.  My mom put up the feeder down in Yale on Friday.  She offered a “signficant” prize for the person who … Continue reading

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Except for those ten minutes cowering in the bathroom at 1:45 a.m., we’re having a swell time in Georgia.

Except for a few moments last night, we’re enjoying our visit with Barry’s parents near Athens, Georgia.  To be exact, we’re staying in a locale called Watkinsville.  His folks moved to Georgia from northern Michigan (not the Upper Peninsula–the north part … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! It snowed! (again…)

The Silver River On our road Snowy ice on aspen Snow on the red red maple buds Looking bleary-eyed off the deck into the woods Looking bleary-eyed outside the kitchen window this morning. I am so puzzled by WordPress lately.  … 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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“It’s the Veggie Burger Lady!”

I like to imagine I’m not predictable.  That you couldn’t guess in a thousand years what I’d do, what I’d think, what I’d eat. Alas! This fantasy was busted recently.  At the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse.  Barry and I wandered … Continue reading

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Organized! Efficient! Energized!

OK!  We all have had days when we’re chillin’ and it’s hard to accomplish anything and we’re just hanging around the house.  There might be 1,000,000 things to do, but all we can manage is to read our email, make … Continue reading

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Let the people speak. Let the people be heard.

Let us walk quietly through Chicano Park in San Diego even though you are everywhere in the Cyberworld and I am sitting in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  We returned home late, late Sunday evening.  So late the owls didn’t even blink … Continue reading

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(Our addiction to !!! and …)

OK, I’m addicted, too.  The first step of the 12 step program is that we admit we are powerless over our addiction–in this case, exclamation points and ellipses.  (Ellipses are the three dots you see dangling a sentence into infinity.  … Continue reading

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To reply to blog comments or not to reply to blog comments. That is the question.

I’ve been pondering this one for over two years.  On and off.  Mostly I keep deciding to continue replying to blog comments, but sometimes it seems more prudent to just stop. Here’s the scenario.  We write our blogs.  People comment–or … Continue reading

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