Resting on the Water

My computer and I are never apart for long during the work week. I’m focused on completing my projects and strategizing the days ahead, and the hours whiz by. Five o’clock arrives, and I’m trying to “get just one more thing done” before signing off for the day and rushing to the kitchen to devour... Continue Reading →

Moseying along the Maunesha

Ninety degrees and an afternoon off of work. What to do? Where to go? Kayaking, of course! I rounded up a couple of friends—Paula and Sandy—who happened to also have a free afternoon, and hightailed it out of work right at noon to hitch up the kayak trailer and hit the road. Not wishing to... Continue Reading →

Kayaking before the snow

I’m part of a few Facebook kayaking groups, and through these groups, I’ve seen numerous photos of people out paddling all month long—and I’ve wanted to do the same! I finally got my chance this past Sunday, Nov. 22 when my calendar was open and the weather was cooperative. While thick, gray clouds filled the... Continue Reading →

A sweet ride on the Sugar River

“Oh no, this is it!” yelled Nicki from the lead. The water was moving swiftly and I saw her briefly attempt to paddle backwards, but Greg, seeing the effort was futile, hollered, “We’re going to have to go through it.” I watched from a short distance back as they both dropped through the rushing water... Continue Reading →

When we can’t dance

My husband, Greg, and I have been taking ballroom dance lessons for the past few years. We glide—and often fumble—our way through the rumba, cha-cha, waltz, foxtrot, salsa and other dances, usually once or twice a week. In the process, we’ve made several new friends, including our instructors, Mike and Deb. When COVID-19 hit in... Continue Reading →

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