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May 24, 2017

Early signs of contagious 'disease'

by Catherine Minolli
There are moments when things are just as they should be. Life feels good. Light. Happy. Easy. I'm noticing this more and more and am grateful that regardless of what's going on, these moments linger....more>
May 24, 2017

Michiganders 'out of this world' part 2

by Rick Liblong
"Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, 'Because it is there....more>
May 24, 2017

Edges of old & new

by Iris Lee Underwood
From first glance, Winslow Homer's The Dinner Horn captivated my eye. Whenever I visit the DIA, I seek the woman dressed in red, a small horn angled upward from her hand and mouth....more>
May 17, 2017

A life of laughter and love

by Catherine Minolli
There are 21 cats of all shapes, colors and sizes perched in various locations in the kitchen. Their 'owner'—or perhaps it's more the other way around—is walking out of the room, hand on the phone that's resting outside of her right ear....more>
May 17, 2017

These Michiganders were out of this world

by Rick Liblong
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth....more>
May 17, 2017

Motherly love & lilacs

by Iris Lee Underwood
Our hedge of white and purple lilacs is fragrant with nectar. The crabapple tree reaches above it and hugs our lot line. I hear our bees and smile with relief....more>
May 10, 2017

Magical powers of 'la luna bella'

by Catherine Minolli
"Guarda! Guarda la luna bella," the old man says to the motley pack of dogs he's taken out for a nighttime walk down the streets of Brooklyn, New York....more>
May 10, 2017

In the good old summertime

by Rick Liblong
Ah, it's summer again. Well, maybe not quite yet by the calendar, but if I can go outside in a t-shirt and the leaves are on the trees it's summertime as far as I'm concerned....more>
May 10, 2017

Minnesota who?

by Iris Lee Underwood
Perhaps my praise for Minnesota Mike's deer proof fence is hasty. But I'm compelled to shout the good news. There's a pot of creamed asparagus mushroom soup on my stovetop, one delicious victory for mankind! What on earth am I talking about? Just who is Minnesota Mike? And what does he have to do with deer? Your questions are entirely justifiable....more>
May 03, 2017

Mother Nature challenges Father Time

by Catherine Minolli
Mother Nature and Father Time have been busy sculpting the landscape around my little house in the woods. Artists to the core, it seems they've been working in tandem to create magnificent monuments to the power of nature—to its vast indifference of man's puny efforts to clip and chop and trim the earth as if we own the planet....more>
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