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Wisconsin, and Thanksgiving

Wisconsin Thanksgiving: Grateful to be with my mom, say thanks to my 7th-grade teacher, Mr. Armbrecht, and return to my teenaged haunts: a lighthouse, and Lake Michigan.

Is it sacrilegious to take a selfie in church? Caught in an Advent song moment; and anyway we knew the words by heart. My mom and I are in our family's Lutheran church of more than 40 years.

Is it sacrilegious to take a selfie in church? Caught in an Advent song moment; and anyway we knew the words by heart. My mom and I are in our family’s Lutheran church of more than 40 years.

Thanksgiving: what better time to thank my 7th-grade teacher, Mr. Robert Armbrecht, who encouraged me to think, see, and believe beyond my small world of what I thought possible in life. To him I am forever grateful.

Thanksgiving: what better time to thank my 7th-grade teacher, Mr. Robert Armbrecht, who encouraged me to think, see, and believe beyond my small world of what I thought possible in life. To him I am forever grateful.

The first lighthouse I saw in my young life: Wind Point Lighthouse, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The first lighthouse I saw in my young life: Wind Point Lighthouse, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Fall edges into winter on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. This was a "secret place" I'd bike to and write in my journal, sitting on the rocks looking out... and beyond...

Fall edges into winter on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. This was a “secret place” I’d bike to and write in my journal, sitting on the rocks looking out… and beyond…

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