The Inspiring Art of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Last weekend I had the pleasure to attend the Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The festival was a lovely celebration of books. There were many authors selling and signing books along with speaking on informational panels, but there were also bookbinders, paper makers and small presses that produce lovely, small print run works of […]

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Food Court Wars Was Here…I Know Her!

Last night was the premier of the Food Court Wars episode, on The Food Network, that was filmed in my hometown of Midland, Michigan. For those of you who have never seen the show, each week two teams battle to win a one-year lease for a restaurant space in a mall food court. Of course […]

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A Fan Of Dead People

Are you a fan of any dead people? I’m not talking about ghosts and zombies. I mean people like actors, artists and writers who are no longer with us, but you still admire their work. People like Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Picasso, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc. Last week I got to have a fan girl […]

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Inspiration In Bourdain

Raise your hand if you’re an Anthony Bourdain fan. If I am channel surfing on the television, it’s a pretty sure bet that I’ll stop on one of his shows if I spot it. No Reservations is his longest running series, but there is also The Layover and now Parts Unknown. By chance I ran […]

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Creative Recharge

Sometimes it feels like the universe is working against you and sometimes the universe hands you a big, juicy helping of creative inspiration. For the last two weeks I’ve felt like the universe has had a vendetta against my writing. So. Many. Distractions. This morning, the beginning of a new week, I woke up and […]

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The End Is Near

The end of the school year, that is. My family had a wonderful, long holiday weekend culminating in a picnic with my son’s RC airplane club. There we were honored to spend the afternoon with military veterans, a very fitting way to spend Memorial Day. Today the kids are back in school and a bit […]

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Inspiration: Farmer’s Market

Early Saturday morning my husband and I took off for a little farmer’s market adventure. While we have perfectly nice markets in our area, they are of the small town variety. What I mean is, they are set up in parks or parking lots, with no permanent structures to house things like refrigerators or restaurant […]

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Crop Dusters & Minor Characters

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Michigan and that means the mosquitoes are hatching. The pesky insects are emerging in swarms and Mosquito Control has taken to the skies, using crop duster planes to distribute a form of a bacterium that kills mosquito larvae. Since I live near an airport, in an agricultural area, […]

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