Category Archives: North Country

December 2016 Free Book!

What a privilege is mine this month to present as our December 2016 Free Book, the newly released  THE BARON AND THE BEAR, Rupp’s Runts, Haskins’s Miners, and the Season That Changed Basketball Forever by our friend David Kingsley Snell. THE BARON AND … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015

We’ve enjoyed — perhaps the better word is endured — some unusual Christmases in the past. The most memorable was the year my husband fell off the roof on December 23 and broke 11 ribs, his back and his forearm. … Continue reading

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On The Road – Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore

Sunday, July 19 found us on the road again to promote the Michigan State University Press book HERE, Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Wayne State University Press book, THE WAY NORTH, Collected Upper Peninsula New Works, both … Continue reading

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June 2015 FREE BOOKS!!

I just added an incredible book to my library, and I want to share it with as many people as possible. The book is a release from the Michigan State University Press and is entitled, HERE — WOMEN WRITING ON … Continue reading

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A Glance Back – End of Winter?

This week our weather was pretty vicious, but at least our snow is melting, most of the bay ice is gone, and we have a forecast of warmer days to come! I took photos of our two biggest snowbanks as … Continue reading

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04.28.14

We’re seeing a few signs of spring! The beach is melting off, geese and Arctic swans are flying near, and the bay ice is rotting. You can see how gray the ice is in my photo today.  YAY! Our temperature … Continue reading

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A Glance Back — Cedar Cove

At least once a day, my father goes through these doors with a smile on his face and an ache in his heart. He goes there because the love of his life is spending her last days being loved and … Continue reading

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04.21.14

I’ve lived in Michigan almost all my life, except for a short time in Oxford, Massachusetts, and another in Denver, Colorado, but this morning as I look out over our icy bay, I’m BOSTON PROUD. Happy Patriots’ Day, and many … Continue reading

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04.14.14

Although we’re bracing for a couple of days of snow this week, the old snow is MELTING! Hooray! This is my rock garden as it emerges from its winter blanket. Do you have a garden? If so, is it a … Continue reading

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04.07.14

We were excited today to see the thermometer register 32.9 F. at 8 am!! Above freezing, WITH temps forecast in the 40s! Maybe we have hope for spring after all. However, we do have a long way to go…. I … Continue reading

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