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Caves on Devil's Island

Lake Superior holds a certain fascination for me. Maybe because it seemed so far away to this girl who grew up a few hours from Lake Erie and has lived near Lake Michigan. Superior’s size…

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The Jetsons Arrive in Dubai

Futuristic Flying Car

Lucky Judy Jetson. I grew up envying her life, how she could jump into a flying car and whisk away wherever she was going. I dreamed of the day when I could fly to school…

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Can You Make a Cake Over a Barbecue?


I’m always up for an adventure, especially if it involves food. While idly surfing YouTube (I know, I should be writing. Or editing. Or something), this video grabbed my attention. How can you possible make…

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A Tale of Two Women


Last month I lost two women who were close to me. The contrast between them could not have been greater. One was born in India, in to a loving family. Her parents cared for her,…

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The Knee-Jerk Reliance on Social Media


For the past three years, I’ve been an enthusiastic participant in NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. This year was different. Many factors led to my decision to not participate. One reason is…

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By the Shores of Gitche Gumee


Standing on the shores of Gitche Gumee, fwatching the waves crash onto the black rocky shore, it didn’t take long to understand why the Native Americans often called it the Big Lake of Shining Waters….

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Conviction of a Multitasker


My husband has recently become enamored with some of the wit of Albert Einstein. One of the quotes he’s shared with me is “A man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is…

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Finding New Reads


Finding a new book to read is like going on a treasure hunt. I open the pages, hoping to immerse myself in a new world and get involved with characters I start to care about….

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Some Fashions I Just Don’t Get


  Amazing what you can learn just skimming your Facebook news feed. Someone posted an article about tuberculosis on its effect on fashions in the nineteenth century. It seems that the elaborate cravats popular among…

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10 Books I’m Longing to Read


  Some of my friends set reading goals for the year, as in how many books they are going to read. One even is going for 100! I’m thinking a little more modestly, planning on…

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