Lynn's Musings

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Category Archives: other adventures

Rethinking Priorities

All of this time at home has me thinking about changes I can make to live a little a better, more harmonious life. I can’t help but wonder how much difference it makes if I turn off the lights, turn up or turn off the A/C, compost my vegetable waste and plant a garden. How …

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First Snow – Ah The Memories

When the first snow flies, I think of sleds and mittens and long sloping hills. My brothers would take me – Mom said! – up the road and over the train tracks to the golf course. That winding hill off the seventh tee was the best sledding run ever made. Before we had aluminum “saucer” …

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Cancer and PTSD

  It’s been twelve years but it is still all I can do to walk through the door. Just pulling into the hospital parking lot makes it hard to breath and gets my heart pounding. My anxiety has grown steadily stronger over the last three weeks as I wait for this day. The specter of …

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Old-Fashioned Skills

I thank my mom constantly for teaching me what some would call old-fashioned skills. She taught me how to sew – I don’t remember ever not knowing how. I didn’t have store-bought clothes until the year I went into the 7th grade. I asked her if I could have some ready-made skirts, blouses, dresses and …

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The Mystery of Homer and Amanda

I was reminiscing with my classmate Don at our class reunion a few years back. He mentioned that we were second cousins. His grandma Jessie and my grandpa Paul were siblings. I was surprised and asked if I’d known that in school and had forgotten over the years. My mom didn’t get along with my …

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A Touch of Spring

I woke up this morning and it was nineteen degrees outside. It’s mid-March and I shouldn’t be surprised but I really need a touch of spring and I know just where to find it. After a forty minute drive I am at Hidden Lake Gardens, shivering as I get out of my car but with …

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Yes You Can

I am just an ordinary woman and if I can make my dreams come true so can you. I reached a point in my life where I was able to quit my forty-hour a week job. That gave me the time to try out some old and new dreams. When I was a little girl, …

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My Dream Came True- Finally

Now available at http://www.amazon.com/author/lynneckerle In both print form and on your Kindle It all started the day I finished a novel and thought I can write one that’s better. I had no idea what I was getting into and it’s a darn good thing. If I’d known, I would never have written that first sentence. …

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The Black Spruce Bog

The Ground shifted under my feet. I looked to my right and there was Brenda, bouncing up and down with a big smile on her face. I have to admit, the sensation of the earth moving beneath my feet was pretty awesome. I did some bouncing of my own.  We were in a Black Spruce …

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It Was All In The Music

I was riding down the road yesterday listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park; one of the best sound tracks ever recorded. As I sang along to America, I noticed that Paul Simon and I sing in the same key. Being from Michigan, my favorite line is: it took three days to hitchhike …

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