Blue Heron Haiku

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Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark

     It is on occasion, after a day of drenching rain, they come out to play.  Rain is music to their earthly souls, a primitive reminder of the percussion of sex, the need to partner-up and get down to some serious love making in the wet grass and dirt as lightning bugs and stars ramp up to flicker.

     In the Amish Country, night crawlers are not neighborhood hoodlums.  They don’t hang around on street-corners at two o’clock in the morning smoking pot.  They aren’t out dealing Meth or accosting senior citizens for some meager amount of cash to buy a hit of crack cocaine. Continue reading

From Hale to Paradise

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This year the Michigan Lighthouse Festival was held in Paradise, Michigan, and living not to distant from Hale, Michigan, this trip was dubbed the Hale to Paradise trip.  Paradise is about fifteen miles short of the shores of Lake Superior, where we were scheduled to have a vendor space at the Community Center for the Festival.

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Doofus the Rat

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Doofus the Rat from my “Go Ask Boris”  series of children’s books coming this fall.  He’s cute, but not someone a father would want his daughter to hang out with.  What he has on his mind is not in any parents best interest.   Continue reading

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers

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The Gift Shop at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse of Mackinaw City now carries our QuickTurtle Books®: BIG SHIPS and IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE.

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The lighthouse is located on the northern most point of lower Michigan with a spectacular view of the Mackinac Bridge crossing to the Upper Peninsula. Continue reading