Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

This can be a tricky question. Some family members will tell you that blood is thicker than water. But…not everyone has a stable family. I’m not talking about that black sheep, or the artist, or the musician, or the tree hugger, or the one who is off the beaten path a little bit. I’m talking... Continue Reading →

I wish that everyone banded together the way society does when there’s a disaster. In the wake of Hurricane Florence here in the United States, we watch news coverage from up here in north country and dry ground. We see people rescuing each other as well as animals. We see folks coming together in ways... Continue Reading →

Good Juju

As per usual, I’m trying to figure out how to get all my words out this morning without being all over the place. I’ll start by saying I never edit my blog posts. I just write what rolls off the top of my head and let it go. This isn’t that serious…I’m not trying to... Continue Reading →

Guide to Life

I've read a lot of different "lists" of values to share with our daughters. I've taken things I've seen from several and made it my own by eliminating that which was redundant or repetitive, and adding what I think is important. While this was originally geared toward daughters, I can't see any reason why you... Continue Reading →

Reconciling Death

I’m not a therapist, grief counselor, or medical professional of any sort. But I’ve noticed a few things about death and how it affects people. It seems worth mentioning that it can bring out the very best and the very worst in people. My friend Gail’s dad died when we were young, maybe 20 years... Continue Reading →

The Mantis vs. The Fly

Something I’ve noticed since I started blogging, is that I have a hard time focusing on just one subject at a time, which is probably why this is such a good exercise for me. But one story ties to the next, to the next, and so on. There’s always a connection to at least a... Continue Reading →

Wooden Turtles

This is a work of fiction, written specifically as an assignment for a creative writing class. It required about four pages, and as well as being written in the second person. You know that if you drive as far as you can, before you reach the upper peninsula of Michigan, that you’ll find yourself near... Continue Reading →

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