Monthly Archives: April 2006

I’ll be back in May …

I do not expect to be blogging for the next few weeks. I’ll have limited access to the internet until May 5.

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Easter

We celebrated Easter at the new house. Helen came down from St. Paul, and my daughter Lucy and her friend, Dan Ortiz, came up from Chicago. We did nothing fancy — lamb and chicken kabobs, rice, Greek salad, Michael’s Texas … Continue reading

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Truck!

I own the proud owner of a fire engine red GMC Canyon, of all things. I bought the truck at the Schultz dealership in Reedsburg on Saturday and the process was remarkably painless, except for writing the check, of course. … Continue reading

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We have our work cut out for us …

… but the forces of darkness might be receding a bit. The number of Wisconsin residents who believe the state should enact an amendment banning same-sex marriage may have dropped in the last year, but a clear majority continues to … Continue reading

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A pipe in time …

The Septic Field The septic field is in place, and the full septic system is now working. I planted the field with wildflowers, as planned, on Monday afternoon. The weather has turned warm, and I decided to take a chance … Continue reading

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I can hear the quiet …

April showers … I woke up Friday morning, April 7, to be greeted with snow on the ground. Actually, heavy rain turned to snow on the tail edges of a storm that passed through. It was wet, heavy, spring snow, … Continue reading

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Write me a letter, send it by mail …

Write me a letter, send it by mailSend it in care of the Birmingham jail,Birmingham jail, dear, Birmingham jailSend it in care of the Birmingham jail The mail box is in place, and ready to receive mail. The design is … Continue reading

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Progress, not Perfection

House The house is now done inside, with the exception of punchlist items, according to Jack Roller. The last thing that the builder needs to do is “detail” the house, which is to say, send in Sue and the cleaning … Continue reading

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Tallis Scholars

A friend of Michael’s gave us tickets to see the Tallis Scholars last night. The Tallis scholars do early sacred music, without accompaniment. It was wonderful.

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The Red Circle

I was at the Ho-Chunk House of Wellness south of Lake Delton, on land owned by the Ho-Chunk tribe, for a meeting of the “Red Circle”, a support group for people with a chronic disease, on Wednesday night. The House … Continue reading

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