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

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

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

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Northern Shore Southern Borders

Book Release!  Northern Shores – Southern Borders

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Janet Kurtz Holding Her New Book
Jan with her Mexican maid and amiga, Beda, Saltillo 1970
Janet E. Kurtz serving Aguas Frescas at the First Congregational Church’s Mexican Night, May, 2019.

Author

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.

Janet E. Kurtz serving Aguas Frescas at the First Congregational Church’s Mexican Night, May, 2019.

Author

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.

Articles

The Back-Story of “BIRTHING A BOOK”

“Writing a book is like being pregnant without a due date.”  J.Kurtz (Quote from the upcoming May 2020 issue of my Her Voice article about writing a book.) Conception: The idea to write a book was conceived several decades ago. I began jotting notes and organizing my photos, journals, and musings. The Minnesota/Wisconsin cabin, flora,

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Janet Kurtz Holding Her New Book

Northern Shores-Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!”

The most wonderful shipment arrived last week…   …my new book Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!” Birth Announcement – A bouncing baby Memoir Name: Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life Birth Date: April 9, 2020 Genre: Historical/Hysterical Memoir Height: 9” Weight” 1lb.

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First Congregational Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Day 24 away from home. . . or. . . Back home again

  So, it has come to this. Fifty years after leaving this town for college, I am back, seated in my mother’s car, parked in front of the First Congregational Church where my father was once pastor and my brother and I used to shimmy around the ledge of the 100-some-year-old structure to see if

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Articles

The Back-Story of “BIRTHING A BOOK”

“Writing a book is like being pregnant without a due date.”  J.Kurtz (Quote from the upcoming May 2020 issue of my Her Voice article about writing a book.) Conception: The idea to write a book was conceived several decades ago. I began jotting notes and organizing my photos, journals, and musings. The Minnesota/Wisconsin cabin, flora,

Read More »
Janet Kurtz Holding Her New Book

Northern Shores-Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!”

The most wonderful shipment arrived last week…   …my new book Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life has officially been “born!” Birth Announcement – A bouncing baby Memoir Name: Northern Shores – Southern Borders: Revelations of a Bilingual Life Birth Date: April 9, 2020 Genre: Historical/Hysterical Memoir Height: 9” Weight” 1lb.

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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.

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