Tag Archives: personal

Our Little House in the Big Woods

    I just received an official notice.  It’s been nine years since I first started blogging about our Little House in the Big Woods. Nine years ago, on a snowy winter day in 2008, the idea arose to spend … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Close your eyes and imagine your dead father’s face

Close your eyes.  Now imagine your dead father’s face.  Pull it into your inner sight, the wrinkles on his face, the dear crooked smile, the stubble of beard, the gray-brown hair that fell just so on his precious forehead. Feel … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | 40 Comments

Lock your cars in late August or beware…

Sometimes I love this twilight hour of a late November afternoon.  Darkness approaches; the gray overcast sky nestles among the bones of tree branches.  Dinner beckons in the mind’s recesses:  what shall we have? Tonight it’s zucchini fritters laced with … Continue reading

Posted in November 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Blame it on Downward Dog

  It all started during Downward Dog. There one is, upside down and backwards, staring at nothing in particular, yoga-stretching every limb to wake up & shine, when suddenly a thought arises out of nowhere. “I want to blog again.” … Continue reading

Posted in November 2017 | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Turn back time

Sometimes I want to turn back time and write a blog with the enthusiasm of 2009.  A time when blogging felt like the be-all end-all of the Universe.  To share about our Little House in the Big Woods!  To respond … Continue reading

Posted in January 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Feelin’ birthday blessings…

  I am driving back home today along the shores of Lake Superior, thinking now of you and you and you. The car tires strum pavement, waves lap and seagulls wing overhead. Have just spent almost a week with my … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Barbecue sauce, cousins, and maybe a sideways grin

OK, pals, this is one of those blogs that I sometimes write with nothing to say.  It’s kind of a stream-of-consciousness blog, so stay away if you want something congruent and logical. (Although, who knows, perhaps that may happen!  I … Continue reading

Posted in May 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments