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In The Woods

Ye olde fish cleaning shed I went north for Beltane this year. In January my family purchased a cabin in Northern Wisconsin that we had been visiting every year for the past 30+ years. When I was a child my maternal grandfather owned a cabin in the woods in a different part of Northern Wisconsin,… Continue reading In The Woods

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The Simple Joy of White Clover

White clover fills my backyard I think everyone has something (usually many things) that you see so often you stop actually seeing them. I experienced this the other day at work (bio-hazard and chemical safety signs!) and then again this weekend with clover. And for me this rediscovery was especially timely since it happened on… Continue reading The Simple Joy of White Clover

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Sweater Round Up: 6 Sweaters I Want to Knit

Who doesn't love a round up??! I know I do! There are so many patterns and projects out there that you are always going to miss something good in just a basic search. I think round ups are a great way to draw attention to some really great ones. I already have my next sweater… Continue reading Sweater Round Up: 6 Sweaters I Want to Knit

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Dreams, Plans, and Late Summer Feelings

Late summer feelings.....photos not mine: collected over the years on the 'net. Wow....Where did August go?? Where did September go???!!! Where did this year go, for that matter? It has been a crazy year for me, professionally, personally, and mentally. I guess when I look back at all that has happened, I am not surprised to… Continue reading Dreams, Plans, and Late Summer Feelings

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Book Review :: The Chalk Man by C.J.Tudor

The synopsis....In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they… Continue reading Book Review :: The Chalk Man by C.J.Tudor

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Book Review :: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The synopsis....Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants--the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming--until… Continue reading Book Review :: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James