Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
But it's never that simple. We go the long way -- one of the long ways -- slowly meandering the byways and back roads.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
|Dog Ears Books and its owner proudly support the United States Postal Service|
I asked the Artist to take a picture of me in front of the post office, wearing the t-shirt I purchased to demonstrate my support for the USPS (clerk inside at the counter liked it), and when he, the Artist, got into a long conversation with an old friend in front of the p.o., I decided to stroll around nearby with my camera. The village was quiet this morning before 10 a.m., but there was much to be seen. In front of our public township library, for instance, there is this cute "little free library."
|library in front; township offices behind|
The guys were still chatting, so I walked around behind the post office and library to enjoy the creek and other sights.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
|You are not leaving without me!|
How it happened I cannot explain (will have to have my computer gurus investigate), but a day or two before leaving our winter ghost town digs to return to Michigan, I lost an entire list of books that I’d been compiling for months – starting before we even left Michigan in early November! That precious list encompassed familiar titles I’d need to restock, new titles by beloved Michigan authors, and a miscellany of new titles on a variety of subjects added as I read reviews over the winter. There is no way I can ever reconstruct the entire list, so I’m back to the starting line, beginning with the obvious – and obviously I won’t get everything on the first order of the season as I’d hoped to do.
On the other hand (the happy note), books were our #1 priority when we packed the car to trek back to the Midwest, so while the new-new might take a little longer, we’ll be starting out with lots of new-to-you, and that will happen very, very soon....
|Packing car begins with book boxes|
Note to curious: Do I not save my work? I do indeed! Fanatically! There was some dread force of evil at work on this particular document (saved as a draft e-mail) that suddenly one morning caused it to shrink and shrink and shrink! Every time I re-opened it, the list was shorter, until finally the document was completely blank. “I’ve never seen anything like that happen!” my computer-savvy son remarked in astonishment. Back to paper and pen, we agreed! Often, old ways are best.
|Spring in Michigan|