Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula

Heartbreaking covid week in our community

It’s been such a challenging week in our rural Upper Peninsula county. Heartbreaking. So utterly sad. This morning our weekly newspaper, the L’Anse Sentinel (which my husband edits), hit the stands. The lead story quotes the administrator of Bayside Village … Continue reading

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Heading out the door to covid-world once again

No time to ponder spirituality this morning. Off to the local hospital for routine fasting lab work after my annual physical this week. It’s not really fun going out in public due to the rising covid numbers. It feels safer … Continue reading

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Covid in our neck of the woods

Feeling tense the last couple of days about covid. The only time I felt real fear was on March 14th last winter when we locked down…as the mind imagined all sorts of possible sickness and death scenarios. But cases are … Continue reading

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The unsayable and the ordinary

I have been trying to write a blog since 6:30 a.m. Two creative writing pieces. Each one started strong, dribbled out in the middle and seemingly died a dark and exhausted death. Kind of like carved-out pumpkins jeering back at … 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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Debate on our road last Monday: me versus Nebraska Man. Winner – nobody.

How many of you watched the national presidential debate? Hands up, please. Yes, I see that you and you and you watched it. A bunch of you didn’t. I didn’t either. I have already made my mind up where to … Continue reading

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Please, please, please ducks–just go to bed (and chickens, please let me take your pictures!)

Some of you may recall from the last blog post that my weekend assignment included tending a friend’s chickens and ducks. Dog and cat, too. It is now time to report back. I have thought long and hard about the … Continue reading

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Adventures of river, old windows and poultry

What an exciting day yesterday! We experienced three big adventures, which I am about to share with you, just because. Two of the adventures feature photos. The third and final adventure requires imagination.

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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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