Author Archives: juliemckaycovert

About juliemckaycovert

I am a therapist, teacher, photographer and published author. I am a lover of life and nature. My husband, Hugh, and I live off the grid on a remote 40 acre island, Shelter Island, just off of Drummond Island in the far eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This blog is about my life, a life I thought I'd never be able to live. This blog is about dreams and ideals being manifested. It is about daily events with a backwoods twist. It is about the simple pleasures and wonders being brought forth. I invite you to be inspired and even, as some friends have, live vicariously through my words.

Jagular: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat.

I’ll keep it brief, very brief: If you like a great read, if you like adventure, you WANT this book. I’d greatly appreciate if you would pledge today, even $1, to my friend’s Kickstarter book project. And if you like … Continue reading

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The Winter I Expected

Recently I sent a Facebook “Friend Request” to a high school classmate. He replied, “I don’t think I can accept your friend request. You have too many pictures of snow/ice on your Facebook page …which leads me to think it … Continue reading

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Pulitzers, Trees, Winter, and Books

Although my book has been selling well, it apparently does not hold a candle to Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. King’s book won the 2013 nonfiction Pulitzer … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hip Boots

One Saturday morning in mid-February, Hugh was working in town, so I had plenty of time to wander with my camera. The lake was calm so I decided it would be a great day to go for a stroll in … Continue reading

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I caught sunrise

With my husband out of town, I’ve been busy working on finishing two manuscripts. This has meant that I have been working undisturbed, between posting comments on Facebook and Twitter, until the moon has travelled far across the dark sky. … Continue reading

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