WHERE IS PIPKA NOW?

WHERE IS PIPKA NOW?

Change is challenging and exciting. Change is diving into the unknown. Where is this path leading? Who am I now without my beautiful little store and all the wonderful people who graced me with their presence? After 45 years in business, I closed my retail shop last...
Nothing is Worth more than this day

Nothing is Worth more than this day

When is the last time you spent a day just putzing? Not doing much. Observing. Meandering. Without purpose.Just being. Days like that are rare. Even when on a vacation we are motivated to see as much as we can, visit the galleries,savor the food at the latest...
It’s Already September

It’s Already September

IT’S ALREADY SEPTEMBER. It’s too soon, but leaves are already falling to the ground. Evenings require a sweatshirt. Squirrels are burying seeds in my potted plants. Tomatoes, warm from the afternoon sun are ripe, ready to go into a Tomato Tart. The earth is...
Its already August

Its already August

Then why do I feel so discombobulated? Lost? It’s already August. Weather report: some nights are unseasonably cool due to the winds coming across this big beautiful Lake Michigan. It’s already August and the tomoatoes are ready for picking. I only have one plant but...
Cherry Land

Cherry Land

Welcome to Door County, where the cherry trees are ready for picking! Early spring the cherry orchards are covered with fragrant white blossoms and by July the cherries are glistening in the morning dew, ready for picking. All over the county you can see signs by...
MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

My parents’ stories of life during WWII in Germany have always been a part of my life, defining who I am and what can happen when a country gives away its freedom to a narcissistic dictator. Americans today can easily relate to the the Vietnam war as instant media...