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It’s a good day on the lake

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Fish and photos, ice thunder and the wolves howling


It is 7:30 a.m. The sun is peeking through the window. I slept 9-1/2 hours! It is nice not to have to get up in the dark like most days. I must have slept like a rock after spending yesterday in the sun trudging through snow from hole to hole on the lake. My muscles are feeling a little sore […]

Ely is Frozen with delightful Disney magic and music

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ELY – Winter has finally arrived here in northern Minnesota in all her splendor casting her icy spell. This past week we have had Arctic-like temperatures nearly every day, which has been quite shocking. Everything is draped in capes of winter white. It was perfect timing for this weekend’s splendid performances of Frozen: the Broadway Musical here in Ely! I […]

Do your dragons provide motivation or amotivation?

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“When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” -Richelle E. Goodrich As I sit here in the afterglow of Christmas, I reflect on 2023, which has made its exit. What a year 2023 was! It began with me shedding tears when my youngest daughter moved to Michigan. Shortly after, I found out she was expecting. […]

Jody found the peace on earth she sought in Angora

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Oh little town of Bethlehem Looks like another silent night Above your deep and dreamless sleep A giant star lights up the sky And while you’re lying in the dark There shines an everlasting light For the King has left His throne And is sleeping in a manger tonight.. (Lyrics from “While You Were Sleeping” by Casting Crowns) The lyrics […]

Wild ice and ice thunder lured Jody outdoors this week

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa La La La La! It is the first week of Advent and preparations for the holiday season have officially begun! This is the first year in a while that we are not headed to Florida around the holidays. That may have something to do with the fact that this year I get to […]


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