Monthly Archives: July 2007

Low Water

I didn’t feel like working this morning, so I took a book, a folding chair, a bottle of water and a book down to the river this morning to read for a couple of hours. The river is quiet on … Continue reading

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Character Defects

One of the good things about having character defects is that you don’t have to pay attention to yours, because everyone else does. In my case, Michael, Helen and the kids are experts at my character defects, and with that … Continue reading

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Ferns

Today was hot and Michael and I were looking for cool. So we decided to go to see the Fern Dell gorge, which is a state natural area located in Mirror Lake State Park, a couple of miles south of … Continue reading

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Maybe, but I’d lean toward giving him a break …

I was at a meeting in Baraboo last night and pre-meeting and post-meeting conversation was dominated by a discussion of Eric Hainstock’s trial, which began on Thursday and is expected to last about a week. In fact, other than the … Continue reading

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Another limb …

Another of the old oaks along the road shed a large limb this morning while I was taking the garbage out. It is the third time this summer. It fell into the woods, not the road, so I can just … Continue reading

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A Bullet Dodged

It looks like this land along the Lower Dells is going to become a park. The news won’t hit the paper until Saturday, when the Wisconsin Dells Events comes out, but the word is around town. Tom Diehl, who is … Continue reading

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Choo, Choo

Michael and I had a real treat on Wednesday night. The Stewards had a “social” at the RGN. The RGN is is a non-profit society dedicated to the preservation and restoration of steam powered trains, and Dave Simerson, a Steward, … Continue reading

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Rain

We need rain. Our area is down about two inches from normal this month, and the world is turning brown. The corn is going to end up as silage this year, almost certainly. Last week and this week are when … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation

I’ve been preoccupied for the last couple of weeks putting a website for the Stewards to bed. The Stewards are a not-for-profit group that is working to protect the Dells of the Wisconsin River, a geologically unique and beautiful area. … Continue reading

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Amber Glasses

I go outside every morning as soon as I am awake, even before I put the coffee on. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. This morning, about 5:30, the world had a luminescent quality to it, like … Continue reading

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