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Mackinac Island // Michigan

A couple of summers ago, I worked at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp in northern Michigan. It was a magical three months. Being a musician myself, it was pretty much paradise being surrounded by the Arts. 364 more words

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Dancing With A Limp 5/22/16

As I was thinking of how to transition from several years of blogs filled with photographs of my sweet Bear, to writing the first one without him, I came upon a quote from Anne Lamott.  684 more words

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Chapter 10

They began their climb up British Landing Rd, quick with their pace and cautious with their surroundings. There were so many of them down at the water that it seemed possible that they wouldn’t encounter any more islanders anytime soon, but this was not a time to throw caution to the wind. 1,247 more words

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For Bear 5/15/16

In one of my favorite books, The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister, there is a chapter that asks the question, “What am I when I am no longer what I do?”  In the book, Chittister is referring to retirement and how we define ourselves in the world when we are no longer “the moneymaker, the boss, the councilwoman, the teacher, the parent-in-residence, etc.” 2,362 more words

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

A quick weekend trip to Mackinac Island and The Grand Hotel with my mom in October.  Weather was chilly, but beautiful.  We walked 20 miles that weekend and there were many photo opportunities. 116 more words

Bear 5/1/16

For those who have not seen this already on Facebook this morning:

Our beautiful Bear went to Doggie Heaven this morning around 1 a.m. His breathing had become more labored since we had taken him in to the vet around noon, so we took him back about midnight. 188 more words

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