Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sorry, that was me

It could happen in the lunchroom, at a café, walking down the street, in your home. You never know when it will strike. It begins innocently enough. Eyes meet, eyes dart secret whispers, dramatic laughter, fingers point. They are laughing … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Concrete

Photos taken at a shrine in Hita, Japan. You might also like: Bold edges blur civilization

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Thursday Thought: November 21st

The life of a person, the personality of a country, is so much more than the sum of what they do. Life is the sense of a person. Life is the love of a person. Life is the memory of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers are: the spice of life. the excitement of awe. the beauty of nature. the wonder of unknown. Layers are. A beautiful lichen grows on a tree.  Like so many areas in Japan, nature fights for a precarious balance with … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming. I Can Smell it.

I was born and raised in the Copper Country, which is nestled in the northwest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the mighty Lake Superior. It’s called the Copper Country because of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Everyday this trusty bicycle carries me across the city.  It’s great for shopping, exploring, and general purpose work.  It isn’t so good at going up steep hills.  Tough, dependable, and trustworthy.  Her name is EricaU. One view from where I … Continue reading

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Thursday Thought: November 14th

Cultivate compassion. I’m pretty sure I got that one from the Dalai Lama. In times like these, when natural disasters threaten our way of life, I believe it is necessary to help in any way we can.  If that means … Continue reading

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Blogging Sensibilities

It has been a year and a half since I started blogging. It took a lot of convincing from close friends to get me to start. For me, the big question was why. I couldn’t see an audience for what … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

I’m new to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I realize this post is a little late.  Live and learn. A nice car park in Hita city.  These birdies sit nicely away during the day on a barrier keeping cars at bay. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thought, November 7

“Only when you lose everything may you see clearly” – unknown Does anybody know where or who this comes from?  I remember hearing it at one point when I was twenty-one and it won’t leave my thoughts. How does it … Continue reading

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