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Stitching together a “Quilt Barn Trail”


On Michigan’s historic Old Mission Peninsula, the community has banded together to stitch a Quilt Barn Trail. One may ask, as I first did, what is a Quilt Barn Trail? Essentially, it is an effort to celebrate and recognize the … Continue reading

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Even paradise has cloudy days


Over the past few months my praise and love for the Traverse City area has been expressed in many posts here on Panethos, on Facebook, or in conversations with family and friends. But even paradise on Earth can have cloudy … Continue reading

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A powerful film – “Short Term 12”


We watched Short Term 12 on Netflix last weekend and were impressed by this remarkable film. The movie is about a temporary treatment facility for troubled teens nicknamed “Short Term 12.” The film is raw, intense, funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, and … Continue reading

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Forging one’s legacy in “Nebraska”


Sometimes a movie will tickle your funny bone. Other times it will open your eyes or scare the bejeebers out of you. But, in the case of Nebraska, the Oscar nominated film from 2013, it will touch your heart and leave a … Continue reading

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Sharing our Thanksgiving traditions


I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving Day 2014 for several reasons. First and foremost, our families will be sharing and celebrating the holiday together for the first time. The second reason, which is also important, is we have invited … Continue reading

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Don’t be a slave to greed and materialism


This Thursday, November 27th, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Until recently, it was a lovely day for families and friends to gather, give thanks, watch parades and football, and share a hearty meal. Yes, some renegade retailers have … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a beloved family pet


“Puppy, puppy, puppy.” That’s the call we heard from the Jack Russell Terrier breeder in Belleville, Michigan as we were first introduced to her litter of puppies in the fall of 1996. In response to the call, out from the … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a dear show


Tonight, the final episode of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) will be broadcast on CBS. HIMYM is a wonderful series that explores the lives and loves of five close friends. It is centered around Ted Mosby and the tale … Continue reading

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Passing of the family torch


Today would have been my mother’s 88th birthday. She passed away last September after a long and difficult bout with Alzheimer’s.  While I miss her, my father, and my stepfather very much, probably the hardest reality to contend with since her … Continue reading

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Building blocks of fun – “The Lego Movie”


Okay, I admit it. I went and saw The Lego Movie over the weekend. Yes, it is a hilarious, visually astounding, and engaging movie. But, this film is much more than that. The Lego Movie actually has a sound plot … Continue reading

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