I haven’t posted the 2 most recent “The Way I Heard It” podcasts. Am wondering if you went and listened to them on your own. If not, they are presented here below along with many others. You know how the format works.
I’m exactly 5 days older than Mike Rowe. Had to look it up after listening to his talk with a high school buddy of his, which is included in the most recent presentation.
Anyway, listen to the ones you haven’t yet heard. They’re always interesting and shed new light on familiar and not so familiar people and events.
Next Friday is Halloween Eve, but this Friday is past peak color time in North Michigan, and it was psychedelic.
Fall fell like a huge box of fruit loops, skittles, and lifesavers, spilled all about. Oh, we’re suckers and sweet tarts for this time of year here.
A Godsent, rainbow, eye-candy-gram, that all received for smiles and miles around.
He can goose and caboose ya with colors like fuchsia!
There are scores of Fall pictures I’ve taken around Northern Michigan over the past few years during what I call my “photo walks”. The ones above from the cemetery are all from this month. Here are some others you may have seen before.
Compared to yours our Fall’s further along, but now it’s time to break into song. I suppose the theme is color, Fall, God, and beauty?
North Michigan Summers are like lingering shooting stars, meteor showers, and loitering comets. Birthdays which stretch into months. Annual pardons, reprieves, scattered X’s marking multiple getaways for folks fleeing heat, and year round residents welcoming some.
Extreme heat here is 90, and those be few. Lots of 70’s and low to mid 80’s. Big ships, fishing boats, and sail boats. Intense green, strutting seasonal stuff, aware it’s stepping time is fleeting time. So it shows while it can, Bigtime.
It shows what crayons aspire to show. Displays what palettes pretend to know. It kodachromes, kaleidoscopes, and changes to verbs. Inspires weeeeeees, wows, and permanence wishes. It comes to pass, while we beckon it stay. Reminds us of promises placed upon. Gonna do lists, with headings like: “for sure”, “without fail”, and remember to “don’t forget”.
Our Summers might be better than yours, but your Winters could win some points. Fall lives here though, in Splendor, near Spring and Summer, Flip Road, Zip Code, wish you were here mode.
This weekend I’ll be spending time with my wife and her elderly Uncle. Tanya already knows she prefers the house and town here over the big city. We’ll see how he feels about it. Eventually, or even sooner, he may well need to live here with both of us so we can both work and help him with daily activities. He’s been living where he lives for the past 60 years. Same house too.
Home and family. New homes and newly discovered family. On Saturday we’ll be visiting our youngest daughter in Gaylord, Michigan. She has a new home we haven’t yet seen due to the Covid restrictions and such. She also usually works over 40 hours a week as a large chain full service restaurant manager. Our grandson Gideon works too…at playing, learning to read, growing, and accompanying Dad from time to time as he grows his own business.
Today Tanya will be driving up here from the southern part of the state, where she’ll be braving the rain. She prefers avoiding the interstate every time but the rain also makes her nervous. Am trusting our Heavenly Father to guide and protect her today as she once again migrates North, to the home we established together many years ago.
God speed and good music, friends. See you soon. Enjoy your weekend too, which begins tonight!