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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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My very own 25-ton wood splitter

LATE WINTER of 2018-19 was a terrorist with an atomic weapon. Fifty inches of new snow, six weeks of continuous sub-zero temperatures – some days as low as -40 Fahrenheit, ice-coated driveways, 30-40 mile-per-hour winds that snapped brittle-frozen limbs from … Continue reading

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April awakes the Chimera

April awakes the Chimera This will be the year of our redemption, we tell ourselves. We do not speak that hope aloud, give voice to the fantasy that we can regain the heat and hunger of younger days. Pipe dreams … Continue reading

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