Monthly Archives: September 2006

It Takes a Village

We had a tragedy in our rural county yesterday. A high school freshman, Eric Hainstock, 15, shot and killed his high school principal, John Klang. The story is almost unbearably sad. According to news reports, Eric grew up in an … Continue reading

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Snowblower, a Marriage, and Rocks, Still

I didn’t get the rocks moved. But I did get a snowblower, now known for whatever reason as a “Snow Thrower”. I guess that’s something. Michael and I spent the better part of a morning checking out various snowblowers in … Continue reading

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Rocks

I took a look around this morning to figure out what I need to do to get ready for winter. Not a lot, as it turns out. Michael and I put on a second storm door the other weekend, with … Continue reading

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Buzzards

The turkey buzzrds made short work of the deer carcass. I went to check on it midmorning, and it was down to bones, gristle and intestines. I enjoyed having the buzzards around yesterday and today — Turkey buzzards are beautiful … Continue reading

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Stille Nacht

Michael and I got home has night and discovered that the power was off. The power was, in fact, off all over the area for several hours last night. The power goes off every so often, usually during a storm, … Continue reading

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Bellowing Calves and Headless Deer

Jerry, down the road, separated the calves from the cows last night. Both have been bellowing back and forth all day, protesting. I’m not — repeat not — talking about “… the cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes …“. … Continue reading

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A Cold, Lifeless, Heart

Fair Wisconsin is running a series of television commercials putting the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in personal terms. The most recent ad, “Lynn”, tells the story of Lynn and Jean and their daughter, Katy. The … Continue reading

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Things are going to get real ugly …

James Dobson’s Focus on the Family has entered the Wisconsin battleground over our amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. FocFam filed papers with the state Elections Board last week to create a referendum committee. The filing will allow … Continue reading

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Fall

The signs of fall are upon us in Wisconsin. The poplars gave the first hint. Poplars give off a particular scent at the end of summer, usually right around Labor Day. The corn and soybeans in the fields are starting … Continue reading

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Thinking England, Not

The rain, finally, stopped this morning. Or so say the weathermen, anyway. So it is merely wet, damp and cold, like England. Instead of England, I think I’ll write about the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club show on August … Continue reading

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