Monthly Archives: August 2014

Soul Food

Summer in Michigan is gross. It is improbably humid, there are mosquitoes, the sun beats down during the day and the air doesn’t cool down at night. We had no air conditioning in our old house in the center of … Continue reading

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Some times it just takes a little push. My son asked me about two weeks ago to make a jellyfish. I think I’d told him I intended to, and it wasn’t an unprecedented request. In the last 9 months I’ve … Continue reading

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For Every Season

With all the terrible things happening in the world, I take comfort in my compost. We have one of those large black plastic beehives that the regional waste and transportation authority provides. In the past few years it’s migrated around … Continue reading

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Brown Bear and Winter Wind

PART I – Bear There were once two brothers, sons of one of the seafaring merchant princes, that some folk might call pirates. The elder, Girard, was tall, fair and gentle. The younger, Bastian, was burly, powerful and dark. They … Continue reading

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