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About bonniejocampbell

I'm the author of ONCE UPON A RIVER, AMERICAN SALVAGE, Q ROAD, WOMEN & OTHER ANIMALS. I love Michigan, donkeys, black walnuts, blackcap raspberries, Flannery O'Connor.

Tatiana Szpur 1918-2014

  Tatiana, age 78, in Marin Headlands, near Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. (1995)       My friend Mary Szpur is one of the very best people, and her remarkable mother, Tatiana Szpur, has just died at age ninety … Continue reading

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Hanging with Upper Peninsula Writers

What a great bunch of folks I got to meet on my recent adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These are photos that my darling Christopher took of events. At Lake Superior State College I got to be on a panel … Continue reading

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When equines mix it up

There are three species of equines surviving in the twenty-first century: horse, donkey, zebra, and they can all interbreed, producing sterile offspring. Recently a beautiful donkey-zebra mix was born in an Italian zoo (my friend Alicia Conroy alerted me of … Continue reading

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Upper Peninsula or Bust!

It’s all about the Far North around here.  Chris and I are gearing up for a whirlwind literary tour of a big swath of the upper peninsula of Michigan this August.  Here is a map of the UP so you … Continue reading

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Eulogy for my dad, Rick Campbell

Eulogy for Frederick L. Campbell (by Bonnie Campbell) We are together here, on this day before father’s day, 2013, to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Rick Campbell, father of seven (Mike, me, Thomas, Sheila, George, Erin, Brennen). … Continue reading

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Submission of Eggs

I gave Deborah Gang a dozen eggs at our opening at the Book Arts Center, or rather I should say that I submitted the eggs to her, and here was her response: Thank you for your submission, Happy Eggs. We … Continue reading

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Kalamazoo Fruit Follow Up

When you don’t blog for a while, it gets harder and harder to start again, so I’ll just quickly give you the fruit wise developments as we head into late autumn. Brrr. The elderberries were plucked beautifully by many friends … Continue reading

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End of August 2012 Foraging

We are still waiting for the big tomato crop to come in, but it seems that all the tree fruit in Michigan is ripening early (if at all—let’s not talk about the cherry crop in Northern Michigan), so Chris and … Continue reading

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Ford Tri-Motor Photos – Long Time No Blog Post!

This is one of twelve Ford Tri-Motor planes, circa 1929, that are in flying condition.  You can take rides on it at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo for a small fortune. Chris has been wanting to go up in it for … Continue reading

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My bike is my truck

I used to run bicycle tours in Eastern Europe with my Lipson cousins and friend Mary Szpur, and these were self-contained trips, for which each participant carries all their own stuff. Folks on these kind of tours learn what amazing … Continue reading

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