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Preview of Spring

The sun sang today, bringing mid-50s temperatures and smiles to winter-weary faces.

Rooftop ice and snow were moved to tears, frozen grips gently melting.

Sleepy houseflies never looked so fine. 47 more words


Beautiful, Quiet Read

Brown Dog  by Jim Harrison

Brown Dog (BD) grows on you. At first, he seems different than any other character (and he is) and the more I read about him, the more I liked him.

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da northwoods

Ahh, the Northwoods. Where you can walk into places like Nina’s Diner and Jimmy’s Pizza and have your order taken by Nina or Jimmy themselves. Where it’s impossible not to eavesdrop on loud diner conversations, and you quickly realize you are the only stranger for miles. 574 more words


9 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 (no remote),  and ancient appliances can live out the rest of their useful lives. 421 more words