Month: September 2017

Degrees of Learning

I’ve been thinking a lot about the debate between many abuse advocates/survivors and Jon Uhler regarding Jane, the woman who had been raped 11 years ago while a student at Master’s College (now University). I wrote about it yesterday. I think Jon could learn…

Voices of the Victims

I am such a horrible, terrible person! I am bowing my head in absolute shame. Yesterday afternoon I went out to the coop to gather eggs. The ducks met me, quacking loudly in complaint. That’s when I noticed that I had forgotten to feed…

Sweet Madeline

I’ve been thinking of names for our new cat. I wanted an old-fashioned name such as Millie or Molly. My friend suggested several names, some of which I discarded because they were the names of family or friends, but I really liked her suggestion…

A Friend For Annie

For the last several days we have been experiencing record high temperatures in the mid-90s. Although it’s now autumn, the temperatures are higher than any we’ve had this summer. In fact,  the National Weather Service says that our  temperatures in Northern Michigan this weekend…

Band of Chickens

Last week was as sunny and warm as the previous was rainy and chilly. Today is the warmest day yet. The forecast was for rain–and all afternoon the clouds have darkened and we’ve heard occasional rumbles of thunder. So far, however, the storms have…

Autumn Wariness

The weather this week has been as sunny and warm as last week was rainy and chilly. As I enjoy the beautiful weather, my mind has been with those who were in the path of the hurricanes–both Harvey and Irma. Thankfully, all my friends…

The Box

Yesterday EJ and I drove to TSC to buy some poultry feed, cat food, and dog food. The store had stock tanks filled with a variety of chicks.  They were so adorably cute!!! It’s very difficult to resist taking one or two or twenty…

Morning Scolding

We had been hearing for several days that a strong magnetic storm had hit the earth, meaning that the Northern Lights could be seen far to the south. The first two days thick clouds hid the stars so we had no chance of seeing…

Cloud Sculptures

Today we finally had sunny skies. Well, we had mostly sunny skies. Ok, we actually had patches of sun and blue peeking through clouds. But it didn’t rain. It rained off and on through the rest of the week. I didn’t mind, although I…

Magical Mist

All throughout today–and even through the evening–the rain poured, then stopped, poured, then stopped, as if someone was repeatedly turning a faucet on and off. When it rained, it rained hard. At times patches of blue briefly appeared through holes in the clouds before…

Monday Rain

Yesterday EJ and I spent the day doing a bunch of odd jobs in the kitchen. I can’t really remember everything we did, but it took all day. I cleaned each item as I put it back where it belonged, EJ put cabinet trim…

A Burst of Sunbeam Glow

EJ was able to get Friday off as a vacation day! He spent the day painting primer on the kitchen walls while I did a bunch of odd jobs: laundry, mowing the lawn, reconfiguring the Christmas lights in the chicken coop, and so on….

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