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Drummond Island Life at Lumber Camp

Drummond Island in those days was a giant canopy; its soft, muffled ground hidden beneath a cloak of orange needles. The cedar trees were so tall that their tops became crowned with eagle nests. The birds emerged from a mass … Continue reading

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How Going Under Saddle Is Not the Same As Socializing A Puppy

How do you you teach a young horse to stop bucking, kicking and walking backwards every time you get on him? I admit there are a lot of things about training horses that I picked up from dog training. Working … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest

Driving the truck around is cumbersome, and slightly embarrassing, today, because it’s still stacked with a tower of hay. The bales are packed so tightly that I can’t get my fingers under the twine, and those suckers are heavy: One … Continue reading

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The Place Where We All Live

The optometrist paused in shuffling through paperwork. “I knew a Bailey up on Drummond Island. She was a friend of my wife’s. Her house blew up.” “That was my cousin.” “What was her name? It started with a J.” “Jolene.” … Continue reading

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Swamped

“I have some slate for you,” my friend Denielle said. “It’s in my barn. There is a lot of it.” She knows I like to paint on slate. But when she started unloading the slate from the trunk of her … Continue reading

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Swimming Down Syndrome

      Let’s face it: the Special Olympics has been a boon to the fitness regimen for many disabled folks who would never otherwise get out of the house.  Amanda is no exception.  Over the years, getting her to exercise has taken … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – A Loon for My Dad

“Display on Dark Water”, acrylic on canvas, 9×12″ After 87 years on the planet, my dear Dad has left for higher ground.  I am so very sad.  He was a great man, my best buddy and the source of so … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle, Acrylic

What a tremendous comeback the bald eagle has made! I see families of them often, frequenting the scenic shores of Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. This is acrylic on canvas, about 11×15″ on canvas.

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Splash!

Clifford is enjoying another summer up on Drummond Island. Here is his “oops” moment where he rolled too close to the water’s edge when enjoying a sand bath. Cliffy is on tour this summer visiting libraries. He goes right in … Continue reading

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Drummond Island Wildlife Print

I did this pen and ink drawing several years ago and it’s the first time I ever had people standing in line to buy something from me. Although I prefer this in the original black and white version, everyone seemed … Continue reading

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