Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
(1547 – 1616)
Also available in local bookstores:
Central Lakes College, Brainerd
Mind Chimes Bookshop, Three Lakes
Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire
The Local Store, Eau Claire
¡Hola! Me llamo Jan.
My parents named me Janet. I call myself Jan. My Spanish-speaking friends call me Juanita. These stories and photos represent my duo-life, a bilingual journey, a multi-dimensional world view.
The spring rains came and with them, sprouts, orioles and nightcrawlers. This morning’s walk was slowed by my constant bending to scoop up a sand covered worm wiggling its way across my gravel road. Tossing …
It was over a year in the making. The discussion went from which cities to include, how many days, spring break or summer and budgeting. Should we sign up for a package tour, putting the …
The furnace kicks in at the same time each morning, but the morning light changes daily. It is 6:30 a.m. A month ago, it was dark at this hour. Today, the far forest becomes separate …
Monarchs. Those butterflies with royal orange and black patterned wings that flit into northern life every spring and hasten to return south before the freeze. Monarchs. A story of metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to a being that takes flight – a metaphor of life, death and resurrection. Monarchs. Their rare migration requiring four generations to complete the life cycle that perpetuates their survival, unique among planetary creatures.