Monthly Archives: January 2019

WATCHFUL WOODS

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RED ARROW

(Harbert, Michigan) Here are two photographs of Red Arrow Highway, one taken Sunday evening when I drove to New Buffalo to meet with friends, and the other snapped Monday when I snowshoed to the post office to collect the mail.  … Continue reading

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SIBERIA, MICHIGAN

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WINTER QUARTERS

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CAT ALERT

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THE ICEMAN COMETH

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LAST BRIDGE BEFORE HOME

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RED JANUARY

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ICING ON THE LAKE

(Harbert, Michigan) And so it begins: the icing on the lake.  I snow shoed down to our beach Thursday evening and discovered a rim of ice along the shore and floating ice being pushed to the rim.  With a forecast … Continue reading

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WEST ON EAST

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MOON LICHT NICHT

Monday night was, as the Scots would say: “a bra, bricht, moon-licht nicht.”  Aye, lassies and laddies ’twas.  And here are some of my best shots of the lunar event:

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A WINK AND A NOD

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DREAM SHOTS

The advantage of being an old guy is that you get to get up in the night to tap a kidney, and so it was while returning to bed the night before the full moon when I noticed the moon … Continue reading

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WINTER STILL LIFE

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SHOEING WINTER

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THE WRITING LIFE

I am taking time-out from writing my new novel to report that today’s snow is inspiring me to write.  I urge you to do the same.  The year is still new, so why not resolve to write that memoir you’ve … Continue reading

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SNOW DAY

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‘ROUND THE BEND

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WINTER BIKE BREAK

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PLEIN AIR

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RED JANUARY

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SUNDAY SNOW-JOURN

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THE SNOW MUST GO ON

It was just beginning to snow as we went into the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame Saturday to enjoy Franceso Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur with dueling sopranos, Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili.  And … Continue reading

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OPERATIC WARMTH ON A WINTRY DAY

The University of Notre Dame is not about to award us honorary degrees in music, but said university certainly rewards us with high-quality broadcasts of the Met Opera Live in HD series, beginning with our second full season at the … Continue reading

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CURTAIN CALL

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BOX CAR

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THE DOCTOR’S OPINION

My cousin, John Hope, was kind enough to forward me an electronic copy of our great-grandfather’s valedictory address to the graduates of the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia at the twenty-fifth annual commencement on March 10, 1873. I speak of … Continue reading

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LIGHT FANTASTIC

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ALL SHOOK UP

(Riverside Cemetery, Michigan) So there I was on a sunny Saturday in southwest Michigan hopeful that my boyhood Bears were but a field goal away from downing the Eagles and advancing toward the Super Bowl, when I encountered the good … Continue reading

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CHICAGO SKYWAY

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