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The Joys of Halloween

Since college, I have been a bit obsessed with Halloween. You’d think it would have started as a kid, but then I was only obsessed with the candy. Once you can no longer (really) go trick-or-treating, you have to come … Continue reading

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Death of a Shipwreck Survivor

Rest in peace, Dennis Hale. Last week, the sole survivor of the Daniel J. Morrell shipwreck passed away at age 75. In 1966, in Lake Huron, the Morrell sank, leaving four men clinging to a lifeboat, hoping for rescue. Thirty-eight … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Site!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, In the Meantime looks a bit different. With so many new opportunities, I wanted to start fresh, with my own website. That’ll be the only change, as far as content. You’ll still see … Continue reading

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Memories Taken From Computers

As part of the Great Purge of 2015, three old computers were brought to the surface. Two were laptops that had fried motherboards and one was a desktop that was born in 1998 and never updated. Basically, they were toast. … Continue reading

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Natural Born Cleaners

For years (and years and years … because I’m 40), I have been washing my clothes with laundry detergent and fabric softener. It seemed like the thing to do if you want clean clothes. But I hated every single moment. … Continue reading

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Learning to Let It Go

Seven years ago, I bought a 900-square-foot, two-bedroom, one (tiny!) bath house. At the time, it was just me and Charley. It was the perfect size for the two of us. I didn’t know how much my family would grow. … Continue reading

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Want Vintage Jewelry? Shop Estate Sales

I’ve loved costume jewelry ever since I was a little girl. My grandma had jewelry boxes full of necklaces and clip-on earrings decked out in Bakelite and paste gemstones. She’s probably the No. 1 reason that I prefer costume jewelry … Continue reading

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How Not to Train Your Dog

Charley was begging again. Staring at me with those old man eyebrows fluttering in the breeze. I was eating boneless Buffalo wings that were hot enough to require a thin coating of ranch dressing. Time to teach that stinker a … Continue reading

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This Is Charley

More than 10 years ago, I adopted my favorite furry dude on the planet, Charley. He started out a cute little turd. Then in his adolescence, this happened: Obviously, he grew into his ears, but he still has a Flying … Continue reading

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

Sunset Over Superior I don’t know about 1,000 words. Sometimes you just need a single word. Or 140 characters. You be the judge. How does this photo make you feel? Can you tell me in less than 100 words? Pink … Continue reading

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