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Hunter-gatherer

Photos from Natural History Museum – http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/ Ancient hunter-gatherers mastered a very wide variety of skills in order to survive, which is why it would be immensely difficult to design a robotic hunter-gatherer. Such a robot would have to know … Continue reading

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Life in the time of pandemic

  Don’t want to say “I told you so!” but life in the time of pandemic was predicted in my novel The Executioner’s Face. The ravages of a highly infectious disease, the horrific mortality rates, the implosion of the world’s … Continue reading

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She run off with a Norski

She run off with a Norski Come home from fishin’ and my woman was gone. She took my fjord horse and every goat on the farm, But the worst thing is she run off with a Norski. A six-four Viking … Continue reading

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Seven shotshells

Abbey must have thought we had died and gone to heaven. Six weeks into a sparse bird season we blundered into a pheasant paradise where she found, tracked, and pointed nine birds in less than two hours – six hens … Continue reading

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A place in the Sun

‘The Maker, whose heart is bigger than all the Earth and the Sea and the Sky, created a thousand different lands for his creatures to live upon and cherish and love. But a man’s heart is small, so he is … Continue reading

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A View from the North Country published

“A View from the North Country,” a collection of my most recent essays, stories, and poems, is now published in paperback and eBook editions. The paperback edition will be available Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Dragonfly Books and Luther College Book … Continue reading

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Flash floods

Our rain gauge showed 2.6 inches of precipitation overnight. Most of it fell in a two-hour period. The National Weather Service reported 50-plus miles-per-hour winds. The strongest  gusts came during that two-hour torrential thunderstorm. When the worst of the rain … Continue reading

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