Troopers- rise UP

Every February, mom and grandma take the long drive up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to experience the heart of winter in the tiny town of Paradise and watch a dogsled race. The UP 200 is a qualifying race for the Iditarod and I am fascinated by its modest exoticism. Even before I reached a maturity level where it occurred […]

Troopers- control

This morning, the weather is clear. It’s time to go. Everything mom does is slow. Maybe not slow-slow, but slower than my pace and it’s frustrating me. Why can’t I be patient? Why do I see in each moment an opportunity to show her what she could be doing better? I am on her vacation […]

Troopers- heavy load

We take one more stop before we reach the cabin- this time to Tahquamenon Falls. It is -12 degrees and a short walk to the water. We are accessing it from the world of people– where you start in your car and walk through the parking lot past the gift shop down the paved path to […]