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Every spring it happens, that cold rainy day mixed with snow flurries. It isn’t to say I don’t have [...]
To say there is a controversy is too dramatic. What, after all, is controversial about maple sugarin[...]
Garrison Keillor made the observation that, except for the Bible, the true nature of story-telling i[...]
Farm towns acquire certain legends, in turn farm towns become equipped with characters who are thems[...]
The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (SSE) quiz with answers – were you paying attention. [...]
Plastic guns “printed” out by souped-up photocopiers made headlines recently, that with a little cod[...]
Been cool lately. To admit I don’t use the word cold for sake of dignity and a certain northern cock[...]
Of the historically great inventions of mankind, a short list is possible. First are fire and sharp [...]
The universe has six magical aromas, just six, only six: perfume is first preferably on women, follo[...]
On this February morning the jays are noisy at the feeder. As there are the canonical hours at the m[...]
Few ordeals are so exquisite in cold weather as trying to romance a female at minus-20 degrees. More[...]
I dare you to make a list. A list of human rights starting with the most important trailing off at t[...]
Cold weather stories have a certain pedigree shared with the Burlington Liars Club. Something to col[...]
Some day when genetic modification becomes our personal option, I am looking forward to an accessory[...]
Frank’s Hill is a short quarter-mile north off Highway 60 west of Muscoda. Frank, the namesake of Fr[...]
A lot of books, how-to guides, outdoor journals get written about … firewood. How to build a fire, h[...]
The black chair was at my grandmother’s house I first saw it. This now to describe the family gather[...]
Only a grinch grades Christmas cards. Grade Christmas cards same as we might grade milk, grade algeb[...]
The foods we eat and love are about surrender, at times unconditional surrender … that is how potato[...]
Nine days. Not even Christmas lasts nine days (discounting shopping as lasts 30 to 364 days). I am d[...]