Category Archives: spring

A WALK IN DOWAGIAC WOODS

I once heard the author John Updike revel in the word Dowagiac. He was addressing an adoring audience in Dowagiac, Michigan as part of a literary festival there.  He read from his celebrated fiction, of course, but the highlight of … Continue reading

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SPRING AHEAD

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COOL SPRING

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HOMEMADE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Erin go bragh, y’all!  Life goes on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. So celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the safety of your dwelling place, and know that today, everyone on the planet is Irish. And what’s Saint Patrick’s Day without Danny … Continue reading

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JUST A DUSTING

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HARBINGER OF SPRING

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THE HOUNDS OF SPRING

The Southshore Concert Band, of which I am a third clarinet, will be performing this amazing piece, plus The Mystery of Atlantis, Afterlife, and The Lambs’ March, at the Red Cedar Festival in Okemos, Michigan on Leap Day, Saturday, February … Continue reading

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DAYLIGHT OURS

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APRIL SNOW

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TREE OF LIFE

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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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BUDS

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WAITING FOR SPRING

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