Monthly Archives: June 2015

Canadian Rockies

No! There’s the land. (Have you seen it?)    It’s the cussedest land that I know, From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it    To the deep, deathlike valleys below. Some say God was tired when He made it; … Continue reading

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One hundred essays

Never thought I’d live to be a hundred. I never thought I’d get to do the things That all those other sons do, and they do. I never thought I’d ever have my freedom. An age ago my maker was … Continue reading

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Pipes of Pan(demonium)

I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.     – … Continue reading

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Treasured possessions

That western-style hat on the top shelf of the bureau is a magical storybook. I need only put it on to be spun into the memories of a dozen bird and deer hunts across the high plains of Nebraska, South … Continue reading

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