Monthly Archives: March 2019

DAY & NIGHT

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BIKE ROUTE

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THE COAST IS CLEAR

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EATING TO LIVE

The fat you eat is the fat you wear.  If you eat at the Golden Arches you will soon be at the Pearly Gates.  Eat all you want from the produce section and avoid the aisles with processed foods, dairy, … Continue reading

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INTERSECTION

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THE GOOD DOCTORS

We embraced a plant-based, whole-food diet in 2006 largely because of a book Natalie read titled: THE CHINA STUDY by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.  We have enjoyed good health as a result, and I particularly enjoyed hearing good doctor Campbell … Continue reading

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I’M MELTING!!!

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CELEBRATING SOBRIETY

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CHRIS BEAT CANCER

Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisbeatcancer

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NILES RIVER WALK

(Niles, Michigan) What better way to celebrate a victorious visit to the dentist than to take a long walk along an even longer river on a sunny day in March in Michigan?  None, really. And here is the proof:

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SWAN’S WAY

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

A Sunday Sojourn in the City The assignment, which I gladly accepted, was to drive from 31st and Halsted in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, to Milwaukee and Montrose in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood, on a Sunday afternoon. I was in … Continue reading

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SPRING BEGINS?

(Editor’s note: Yes, spring begins today, but there is snow in the forecast for southwest, lower Michigan where we live, so I thought I would celebrate the day with my first column for the Beacher for 2019.  Enjoy and stay … Continue reading

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MORNING MEDITATION

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

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BUZZARDS’ BREAKFAST

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SEASON OPENER

(Harbert, Michigan) While I did get in some serious cycling in both January and February, I really opened the 2019 Cycling Season on March 16, 2019 with a 14-mile ride around Chikaming Township.  I enjoyed clear skies, a bracing wind … Continue reading

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BUDS

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FLIGHT RISK?

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STORMY WEATHER

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

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GEESE ON THE POND

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HIMSELF

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WAR NO MORE

For Lent 2019 I am giving up war. That’s right, I’m not gonna make war no more. Meaning I am going to reflect on Matthew 5:9 which clearly states: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of … Continue reading

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

The Chicago Skyway, outrageously expensive as it is, is my guilty pleasure.  Such was the case Saturday when I journeyed to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood for a Day of Recollection.  I avoided the Skyway … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR SUMMER

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OH, CANADAS!

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WINDOW DRESSING

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POSTCARD FROM NEW BUFFALO

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SMUDGED

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