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April 19, 2017

Eye candy scattered across the sky

by Catherine Minolli
It's Tuesday evening and I'm almost home, cruising along on Dryden Road when I feel the zing of perfection. The kind of perfection that's in all of creation, all around me....more>
April 19, 2017

Hey world, stop messing with things I like

by Rick Liblong
Once upon a time long ago I was sort of a Cokeaholic. I loved the taste of Coca Cola. Drank lots of it. OK, so it wasn't that good for me. No matter, I LIKED it! What was wrong with Coca Cola? It had been around for decades....more>
April 19, 2017

Exciting news

by Iris Lee Underwood
Dear Reader, did you know the gorgeous flowers of the Eastern redbud belong to the legume family? Glory be, they're edible! It's remarkable what you learn when you relax with a cup of tea and the Michigan Gardener Magazine....more>
April 12, 2017

Gift challenge brings many rewards

by Catherine Minolli
Making my way through the '29 Gifts' book by Cami Walker, I realize there's more to giving 29 gifts in 29 days than meets the eye. It's not about simply giving stuff away—whether it's a tangible object or the gift of time....more>
April 12, 2017

No more days will be circus days

by Rick Liblong
Saturday, April 8, was a very bittersweet day for me. That was the day that Sue and I saw our last performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus®....more>
April 12, 2017

A beekeeper's heart

by Iris Lee Underwood
A theory is unfolding like our daffodils. Two nights ago I returned home from San Francisco in slushy snow. Today is green and sunny. Thankfully, my delayed flight to San Francisco on April Fools' Day was smooth, so I read some First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith S....more>
April 05, 2017

Gifts for the giver as great as receiver

by Catherine Minolli
I'm in the midst of a creative project that I need to finish by Easter Sunday. I'm creating some customized "baskets" for my family, with an inspirational message on each one meant especially for the recipient....more>
April 05, 2017

My Palmesel

by Iris Lee Underwood
During this Lenten season, I've become attached to a sculpture located in one of the DIA's medieval galleries. It's what late Gothic artists termed a Palmesel, a German word meaning Christ entering Jerusalem on the back of a donkey....more>
April 05, 2017

When the Red, Red Robin Comes...

by Rick Liblong
I grew up in the Thumb of Michigan (for those of you not from the Michigan, look at the shape of the state. It's a mitten and we were in the thumb of the mitten)....more>
March 29, 2017

Far to go? Not for this Thursday's child

by Catherine Minolli
Thursday, March 16 I'm at Don Davenport's bread talk at the Ruth Hughes Library in Imlay City when something remarkable happens. My friends Deb and Lois and I rush to get there before the talk begins, but find ourselves racing down the library's basement steps a couple of minutes late....more>
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