A forty-five minute wait at 4:30pm? Hmm, what does this tell me? 1. I have chosen a good eating establishment. 2. I have chosen to arrive too …

I must open with a correction. It is too late for the primary election; however, my readers should know for the November vote: You contact you…

 I was headed south on Highway 13 this week when I stopped to get gasoline at a place called the Bear Crossing in Glidden.

Sitting in my little back porch, the one with the tall screens, I am outdoors but not outside. The outside is in, but the bugs and rain are ou…

It is good to see so many visitors to our beautiful Chequamegon Bay. The sparkling waters are so welcoming. We chatted with Mayor Gordy Ringbe…

It’s Summertime, and one tradition in the summertime is the summer vacation. Yes, we here on the peninsula live in our own little vacationland…

Saturday, we decided to drive to Lake Vermilion near Ely, Minnesota to view some land near the shore. This is Mike’s memory lane, as he spent …

My youngest son gave me a flower one day. Love in his shining blue eyes, little arm extended. “Here mommy!” he said, with a big-little-boy smi…

There is a unique thrill wrapped within a trip abroad. The joy of meeting new people and sharing a peek into their values and customs, the fas…

“There she was… Madeline Island”. If you have teens in your house, you’ll be able to hum that new little tune from Owl City. You might not be …

There is a reason I write best outside in the early morning sunshine, or on a beach or a rock or a dock or on the side of a mountain trail, or…

Take off your shorts, don’t wear shoes. Walk through the shallows of an inland lake. Walk in the warm water near the shore; near the overhangi…

Do you recall planning and packing for a “big trip”? There are details and dreams combined. It is tantalizing to predict what you will experie…

There are seven definitions of the word “perspective” in Webster’s New World Dictionary. The ones we will use today are numbers three and four…

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Some people love the city: the downtown, the bright lights, the action. Some love the suburbs: the manicured lawns, the slick siding, the bloc…

My art experience has previously been limited to watercolor classes with Doug Thomas. There I produced pieces I never thought I could do. He w…

“Let’s redefine our after-school snacks” — that’s a headline I read recently. It was a very fact-laden article and very wise and very in-step …

In this place, we are together and under a canopy of blue, under a canopy of greens. Crows speak to us, and blue jays and geese converse. In t…

Life is blossoming. New plants and trees are appearing to bring us joy. The recent rain brought new life and beauty. At the same time, we lost…

She’s going. Her brothers have already gone; but now it’s her turn. She. Her. And I am a mama picking through pictures — just two allowed — to…

Well, we finally planted our flowers, veggies, and gardens. We even planted two apple trees! I guess we were all a bit anxious after such unpr…

That’s a question we ask ourselves every so often. We ask it literally and figuratively. Sometimes we’re lost, sometimes we’re just not there,…

Mother’s Day was a meaningful event. I returned Saturday to find a box of Racine Kringles from my daughter. I know how our friends love receiv…

Ah, the month of May. A month of warming earth, greening trees and blooming flowers. How did you spend the first day of May? Years ago it went…

Five years ago my sweet husband spotted a used car for me. You may remember my writing that my reaction when I saw the 2005 Cadillac Coupe De …