Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
(1547 – 1616)

“I do not insist that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning of one, for this is the way adventures begin.”

“No insisto en que sea una aventura completa, sino es el comienzo de una, porque así es como comienzan las aventuras.”


Northern Shore Southern Borders

Book Release!  Northern Shores – Southern Borders

Available for sale at: CLC BOOKSTORE

Janet Kurtz Holding Her New Book
Jan with her Mexican maid and amiga, Beda, Saltillo 1970
Author at her northwoods home


Janet E. Kurtz

¡Hola! Me llamo Jan.

Hello! I call myself, Jan.  My mother calls me, Janet.  My Spanish-speaking friends call me Juanita. These stories and photos represent my duo-life, a bilingual journey, a multi-dimensional world view.

Magazine Articles

Las Sobras

Her Voice magazine, Fall/Winter 2021“Las Sobras – The Leftovers” by Janet Kurtz Click here to read and download article pdf. Las Sobras is the name we finally settled on for the family cabin.  Loon-n-Tick was …

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Thanksgiving: Changing Perspectives

I am a person of the north – a four season type of person. Last month, I was enjoying the extended fall of glorious color changes, honking geese, putting the garden to bed, and unusually …

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Magazine Articles

Honoring Your Ancestors – Her Voice article Fall 2012

Her Voice magazine, Fall 2012 “Honoring Your Ancestors” by Jan Kurtz Click here to read and download article pdf.

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Monarch Butterflies

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.