Category Archives: Daily Life

Freighter From Mackinac Bridge

Last weekend a few of us went up to the Mackinac Bridge for the annual walk. The bridge was built in the 1950s, and it spans the Straits of Mackinac. The bridge connects the lower and upper parts of the … Continue reading

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Out of the Rubble

A pile of rubble sits in the backyard of Faith Fowler, director of Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. She lives in Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in the city. Without warning in January, the city bulldozed her hundred year old … Continue reading

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Ten Things that Make Me Smile

A simple blog post for a Monday. Ten things that make me smile: My wife’s laughter. The silence of trees. Children’s artwork. Spaces free of clutter. A message from a friend. Walking for miles. Blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Sunlight. A … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Shavasana

At Trestle Park on Saturday we dedicated a red maple tree in memory of a young man who died in January. His mother asked me to come. I read from the Psalms, ‘The Lord is your shade at your right … Continue reading

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Feeding Chickens

I woke this morning feeling anxious because Vacation Bible School starts on Monday. This is normal. VBS always goes fine, even with all its chaos and craziness. I went to church and helped with last minute VBS decorations. Then I … Continue reading

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Highlights On a Friday

Highlights on a Friday: 1. I walked four miles along an old route, passing through Beecher and Main. I walk now out of pleasure and fear. I enjoy the act of walking itself, and I am terrified that if walking … Continue reading

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Simple Joys

I stood under an old locust tree at Maple Stadium for Adrian High School’s graduation. Or as natives say, Adr’n. Midway through the ceremony I texted a friend, “There is a lot of blah blah at graduation when all you … Continue reading

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