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Turkey, brussels sprout salad, hurting hearts, gratitude and thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all you dear readers with your roasting turkeys, your whipped mashed potatoes, your savory stuffing, your brussels sprout salads, your pumpkin pies. Or perhaps you’re feasting on pizza? Coq au vin? Paella? Butternut squash risotto? Grilled cheese sandwich? … Continue reading

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Listening, listening, to what wants to be said

Yesterday I walked down “Tamarack Trail” looking for color. OK, it’s not really called Tamarack Trail. You can call it “Larch Lane” instead if that sounds more lyrical. A logging crew clearcut this patch of woods about a mile or … Continue reading

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Face-in-mud-kind-of-day

Yesterday was one of those days when faith seemed to disappear down the drain. So much for trying to deepen my relationship with the Holy in the waning days of 2020. I couldn’t even find the Holy. I suspect many … Continue reading

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Try this gratitude practice to boost the immune system

Lots of folks are trying to boost their immune system lately. Eating healthy and exercising can strengthen it, but how about this simple gratitude practice? I have been feeling a little blue today–the first time in a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Walktober meander: no trail, no path, no destination

Some of you may be familiar with Robin’s (breezes at dawn) annual Walktober blog posts. Every October she invites all of us bloggers to take a walk, blog about it, and share a link to it on her original post. … Continue reading

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No politics today. No virus talk. Just autumn colors here in the Upper Peninsula.

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The quest for pumpkin creamer and so much more…

Have you ever woken up in the morning with a yearning for…a yearning for…and you can’t say quite what you’re yearning for…? You want something. Your heart wants something. But you cannot articulate what you want.

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Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning.

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning. Thirty seven autumn degrees, it nodded. Prepare thyselves. I am coming. Just around the pumpkin bend. Dig up those garden carrots. Finish those bunching onions. I’m coming first for the … Continue reading

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Just a little celebration!

We are having a little celebration today in our little house in the woods. After fourteen weeks–three long months–we are finally FINALLY done cutting our firewood this year! Heaving an absolute sigh of utter relief…

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Our neighborhood “Point” of Lake Superior magic

Good morning to all on this cloudy cooler Saturday morning in our Upper Peninsula woods. Just wanting to post some photos of our recent drive out to Point Abbaye which juts out into Lake Superior like a finger pointing toward … Continue reading

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