Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XVII – #094 – Meggen’s Monday

This is an amazing place for sunsets. Wherever you are around here, you can watch the sun melt over the horizon, or the Manitous, or the breakwater, or nearby trees. Breathe a deep sigh, do a hand stand, grab a fishing pole. Above all this weekend: Happy Independence!       

Vol XVII – #088 – Meggen’s Monday

  Years ago, on days like today, we would huddle inside and practice tying knots like the bowline and clove hitch, rather than try to sail while being pelted by raindrops. It’s still an extraordinary place on rainy mornings: when staring out across Lake Michigan, the Manitou islands and even nearby points seem to disappear into the clouds, only to… Read more »

Vol XVII – #067 – Meggen’s Monday

  An elevated view: last week I had an amazing opportunity – to fly in a seaplane over my favorite place on earth! Inspired and windblown (yes, the windows were open the entire flight; remove the lens hood…). Many thanks to Brian Bishop for graciously making it happen and to NMC for the use of the sea plane. I hope… Read more »

Vol XVII – #060 Meggen’s Monday: Memorial Day

Today we pause to honor those who served and gave everything, and the veterans who served alongside them. We salute your courage. We recognize the grief felt by so many families and friends. The forlorn tune “Taps” echoes in our hearts. I think about a former colleague, one of the finest people I’ve ever worked with, who now rests in Arlington… Read more »

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