Category Archives: Fearless Living

That’s Life

Why do parents who were young during WWII seem to have lived more impassioned lives when seen through the eyes of their children? What romance they must have lived! What clarity and purpose they had! Wars were fought and won, … Continue reading

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Gut Instinct and the Je ne sais quoi of Life

It was 1978 and the class was Ethnographic Film. There I was, blue-book in hand, standing in my professor’s office. He didn’t look pleased to see me.  He was the type of guy who could push you away with just a look. … Continue reading

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Gender-bending the rules of Architecture

GENDER BENDING THE RULES OF ARCHITECTURE On a typical windy winter day like today, an old wood house lets you live among the elements. To me, it is wonderfully primal to smell the snow¬¬-laced winter air as it whirls into … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to all who visited! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,900 views in 2012. If every … Continue reading

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Cheers to the 8%

Cheers to the 8% By Mimi Broihier Just this year in an issue of Ladies Home Journal, 92% of women indicated they do NOT want to run for a political office. Who could blame us, especially after this past election? … Continue reading

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The Sweet Decay of Autumn

Walking outside to mail a letter, I stopped to breathe in the fall air. In one breath memories of childhood autumns in Michigan came rushing back into me, settling into my brain for the day. Images, scents and sounds were … Continue reading

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It’s Fall! Grab a beer and mow.

All it takes is one neighborhood nut job and we are all at risk. Every three days in the summer, our neighbor, I’ll call her Irene, fires up her red Toro riding mower at 8am and races around her raised … Continue reading

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