Monthly Archives: January 2007

A Walk in the Woods

I went for a walk in the woods, midafternoon, for about an hour. A brisk wind, and a temperature barely in the teens, made the road uncomfortable. So I cut into the woods, following the deer paths, letting them take … Continue reading

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U.S.A.!

Today’s reader opinion question in the Baraboo paper is “Were Baraboo High School administrators right to crack down on students chanting “U.S.A.” at athletic events?“ Now, you might wonder what the problem is … after all, “U.S.A.! … U.S.A.! … … Continue reading

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Winter Nights

Yesterday it was in the forties. I was out playing with Ivy, our neighbor’s dog, yesterday afternoon in a down vest and that’s it. Tonight we will have a wind chill of minus 15, with snow showers all night. I’m … Continue reading

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January 25, 1989

6,976 days, one day at a time.

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Coyotes

I was finishing up an Elmer Kelton western last night, laying in bed, when the coyotes started up, very near the house, just to the southwest as far as I can tell. I suppose the coyotes had a deer or … Continue reading

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Hypoallergenic Cats

Helen told me yesterday that Rob Stone, a family friend in Chicago, had given our daughter Rebecca two hypoallergenic kittens. I gather, from the web, that the kittens are from a genetically modified strain. It is good news for Rebecca, … Continue reading

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By Itself Alone

While we are reflecting on the passing of Wisconsin Dells landmarks, I discovered that Ishnala is listed for sale for a mere $1.8 million. Over Mirror Lake in a wooded setting, Ishnala was, during my childhood and teen years, a … Continue reading

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Spot of Wonder, Spot of Light

The Wisconsin Dells Events reports that the Wonder Spot, which has been around as long as I can remember, and like me looks it, is no more. The Village of Lake Delton is acquiring the site for road realignment. The … Continue reading

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Finally …

… the sun appeared. It has been overcast, more or less steadily, for two weeks now — rain, fog, low clouds and damp. The ground has been soggy, and the cats discontent. Today, New Year’s day, it is bright and … Continue reading

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