I had planned to write on eagles this week as there are a couple nesting near here, but I realized the 4th weekend was coming up and instead it was compulsory that I post on the eating plans. We always do our Seafood Boil on the 4th and this will be no exception. I have a fabulous recipe … Continue reading Seafood Fest
Last year I planted a mixed annual/perennial wildflower mix on the north side of my house. Planted them in the spring and most of them came up and bloomed mid-summer - fall. I over seeded just perennials last year and until yesterday had just these yellow flowers (Wild Lettuce?) which also grow naturally around my property. … Continue reading Bachelor’s Buttons and Inukshuks
I was in Marquette Friday for the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association book fair. It was a lovely 75 degree day without a cloud in the sky. Sat opposite my friend and colleague Janeen Rastall and signed books for people. Several librarians stopped by for the book and invited me to read at their … Continue reading News
I was fishing the Fox this last weekend, east branch, and they have a nice plaque next to the river claiming Hemingway fished there, and if you read his "Big Two Hearted River" story, you can certainly make a claim that that is the case. I caught my first trout of the season (a little … Continue reading The Fire
I know the title is a bit confusing. I am working on my memoir/wood fire cookbook. It will be titled The Wood Fire Diaries: Essays on Food, Life, and Related Fallacies or something close. It will include published nonfiction pieces, conversational segments about living off the grid, assorted stories of my life, and of course, … Continue reading Bugs
Also, "made in Michigan" our new outbuilding which should enhance life at camp since I will be able to relocate building supplies outward. We should be enclosed in July. Siding will be corrugated metal, silver roof with wood trim around doors and windows to compliment main building. We progress...
Wednesday catch-up! Wayne State's Made In Michigan ten year celebration was fantastic at Detroit's Hilberry Theater. Pictured with me on stage are Mike Delp, M.L. Liebler, Des Cooper, Zilka Joseph and moderator Acquisitions Editor Annie Martin. We had a great evening discussing Michigan literature and how place impacts our work. In the other picture is … Continue reading Made in Michigan
Well, I've wasted hours now trying to log on to my new Dell computer which apparently changed the password all by itself to one known only to itself. This is the second time it has done this. I'm now on my old Dell which will barely move at all so not sure how much work … Continue reading Techno – crap – ology