Well, what happens in Pure Michigan stays in Pure Michigan, but I think it's OK to say we painted our toenails. Hmm, possibly some of these toenails weren't painted just yet, but we all had on our toe rings.
Yes, I was in Michigan!
Lovely week with family in a house called "Paradise," watching the lake in all kinds of weather and sometimes getting out in it, or walking the beach, or swimming laps in the little pool.
Lovely closing weekend with friends, first in Michigan and then in Chicago, that I only get to see once or twice a year. Rode a bike to the beach on busy Montrose Avenue (wore a helmet!), played some sand volleyball, and drank what was in these bottles.
It's always sad to say goodbye but always good to get home.
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited a literary magazine, and taught college English courses. Now I write poetry, blog "eight days a week," and listen to birdsong.