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To Center My Soul

I love to drive. It really doesn’t matter where or when, but there is something nostalgic about watching the horizon in the distance get closer and closer, then see it pass by and shrink out of sight in the rear-view mirror. 603 more words

Inspiration

Map Quest

If you want to come see me, follow the map and these directions:

1. From wherever you are, go to Interstate 75 which runs north and south from southern Florida to northern Michigan. 771 more words

Creative Nonfiction Essays

Backpacking in the Beaver Basin Wilderness

As you know, Matt and I recently moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Eager to put house hunting aside and start exploring our new (outdoor) home, we decided to check out the Beaver Basin Wilderness (it’s 11,740 acres within Pictured Rocks National Park).  102 more words

Travel

10 Joys of a Cottage in Michigan

It’s Different. At home you keep up appearances. At a cottage you have the chance to cut some slack. Old books, fishing reels, a TV from the 1980’s  or earlier! 491 more words

Michigan

Small Town Living 

LIFE IN A SMALL TOWN

I’m from a little town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with a population of about 8,000 people. I’ve been here most of my life, even living on the same street that I was born on. 514 more words

Life

“Castle Nowhere”: Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Great Lakes Gothic

In 1875, Constance Fenimore Woolson published a short story collection titled Castle Nowhere: Lake Country Sketches. The collection consists of several stories. The first, “Castle Nowhere,” is set off the shores of Lake Michigan and near Beaver Island and is really a novella, while the others are set throughout the Great Lakes including on Mackinac Island, Lake Superior, and Ohio. 1,807 more words

Classic Gothic Novels