The residents of the Northwest Angle would like to invite you to attend Angle Days, “the Top of the Nation’s Summer Celebration.” This small community, called simply “The Angle” by locals, now has a new northernmost icon and this year Angle Days will focus in part on celebrating the new icon’s designation. It’s the fifth […]
Somewhere along the winding dusty road, I came to believe that change is good. Change is good for the simple reason that it can’t be otherwise, or it wouldn’t happen. Choosing to believe in a friendly universe seems nearly impossible at times; oh, how we suffer! How we hold tight to our suffering, our […]
This is the salad that my meat and potatoes man requests on his birthday. You read that right…he requests a salad. It’s also the only way my carb-loving nephew will eat something green. I made it once for everyone at deer camp, (you read that right, too) and they were all hooked. At seven-months pregnant, […]
Most mornings I wake up feeling pretty darn fortunate. Not all mornings, of course, but more often than not. I’ve always had shelter, food and clothing. I’ve always been surrounded by people whom I love and who love me. I’ve faced very little adversity, loss or personal tragedy. I’m a white woman in a […]
Originally posted on QK – Mullings, musings and more…:
“Who’s Mom are you?” he asked as I walked by. He couldn’t have been more than 16. Athletic, shirtless and leaning against the fence that enclosed the teen center, he was trying to hide his cigarette as he looked me up and down. “Ouch,” I replied,…
As one of the lake’s only female Captains, Deb Butler initially faced a lot of challenges when she took over Island Passenger Service. But she thrived by making the job her own. Now she’s hanging up her captain’s hat and reminiscing about the many memories she made along the way.
On the day that he died, a swift storm front passed over the west end of The Angle. The winds came first, readying the earth like an invisible pumice stone that picks up all that’s loose in order to clean beneath. Then, with the music of the leaves, the wind announced the rain. I […]