Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Lautenschlager Place

When Walt and I, we went out hunting We saw a sign that said “No Trespassing,” But the other side, it didn’t say nothing; That side was meant for him and me.            – a ditty to the tune of Woody … Continue reading

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Not making hay

In our small corner of the world, there is little we can do to stop the tsunami of agri-greed that is denuding and poisoning this once beautiful section of the North Country. But we will do what we can, even … Continue reading

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A nation of tribes

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.             – President Jimmy Carter A nation of tribes The increasing fragmentation and polarization of Americans, both politically and socially, … Continue reading

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Just take a peep

The peep sight was something else altogether… all you had to do was set the target on top of the front sight post and gently pull the trigger. Plink – the tin can went rolling, and you were convinced you … Continue reading

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Old Coots Never Forget

Old Coots Never Forget Don’t forget to buy my latest book this week. Old Coots Never Forget will be available Saturday at Dragonfly Books, 112 West Water Street, Decorah, Iowa. The book is currently available in both paperback and Kindle … Continue reading

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