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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

2014 Writers’ Retreat

Saturday, my writers’ group met for our annual retreat. One day a year we get together at Marti’s country home and dedicate a few hours to the writing life. Being a writer is a solitary calling. Many hours are spent alone with a pen and paper or a laptop, either creating another reality in a …

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Falling into the Spring Expo

  The Grass Lake Spring Expo started off with a bang or more like a thump. Alex Weddon, publisher and editor of the Grass Lake Times, had offered to let me sell my cookbooks, Farmhouse Cooking and Country Cooking, at his booth. My column, the Recipe Exchange, runs weekly in his newspaper.     I …

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Fat Jeans & Spring

If this winter doesn’t end soon I’m going to have to get out my “fat” jeans from the back of the closet and hire a personal trainer. When the wind is howling through bare tree branches and snow is falling again, I can’t get motivated to walk upstairs to the spare bedroom to spend an …

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Writing, Pie & the Napoleon Cafe

Local diners are the hidden jewels of small communities. The Napoleon Café is one such jewel. The patrons are local tradesmen, farmers and friends meeting for lunch and sharing good down-home cooking.   I gather there with my writing friends from the Columbia Women’s Writer’ Group every other Friday, depending on the weather and our …

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