Tag Archives: Nicole Walton

The palette of life, by Nicole Walton

A few weeks ago, I took a walk along the Lake Superior shore on a late afternoon, in an attempt to clear my head and refill my lungs with oxygen. Jim Kelsey, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan, had died a few days previously, and aftershocks were being felt by many in […]

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Marquette offers all amenities of home, by Nicole Walton

I was sitting in the tiny waiting area at Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, killing time until I could board my puddle-jumper flight to Marquette. I had just returned from a jaunt to the East Coast, which included a day in the Big Apple: walking, gawking and jabbering with my two girlfriends; looking up, looking ’round and […]

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Notes from hibernation, by Nicole Walton

Around this time of year, when the short, slate-gray days pile up on one another like dirt-flecked snow banks, and many of us are investing heavily in Seasonal Affective Disorder, Inc., I wonder why I live here. Why do I allow myself to touch a toe to sub-zero floors on an early morning, stagger out […]

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