Category Archives: The Northern Woods

We now return to regularly scheduled programming

S. and I have returned from nearly ten days without cell phones (or any kind of phone, for that matter), air conditioning (or heat), computers or easy kitchen appliances. We had a wonderful trip, and it is good to be home. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Meet Nick -The Last Good Bird Dog

First of all, let’s take a moment to revel in the fact that I have managed to upload a photo. I have managed to upload a photo. Once I buy a digital camera, this blog is gonna go in a … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

If you are heading anywhere near Alpena, Michigan in the next several months, I highly recommend you avoid driving along US 23 North – at least, the section taking you through town.  A new martini and wine bar has opened … Continue reading

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Malaise

I’ve been sort of groggy/grouchy ever since Sunday morning, for no particularly good reason.  I do know I woke up in a good mood Sunday, and then I read about Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes, and that began my … Continue reading

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Alone

S. left yesterday for several days in the Northern Woods, first by himself and later to be accompanied by my brother and dad, before our family reunion this coming weekend.  We both appreciate time by ourselves, a break from the … Continue reading

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On vacation…

for the next week and a half – the first 5 days will be spent at our cabin in northern (lower) Michigan. Yesterday my dad and my uncle flushed 147 bats out of the cabin roof and sealed a hole … Continue reading

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A Thought for Every Category

Because, after all, it’s an everything in between kind of day, n’est pas? Do I Dare to Eat a Peach? Sam and I live in a small condominium community. We rent our condo from a lovely woman, who has owned … Continue reading

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Transfer #2 from Blogspot

Entry for August 30, 2005   For whatever reason, during our last trip of the summer to our family cabin in Montmorency county, I couldn't sleep.  This has never happened to me before.  Always, the cabin has been refuge and … Continue reading

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