Monthly Archives: October 2007

Where were you?

The first thing Michael said when he came in the door about 2:30 this afternoon was “Where were you all morning?” He had tried to call me at the house and on my cell phone a number of times, apparently. … Continue reading

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Running Amok

The deer are running amok today. My friend Elton hit one tonight on the way to a meeting we both attend, right smack dab in the middle of downtown Wisconsin Dells. Another fellow at the meeting hit one this morning … Continue reading

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A Day with the Dead

Michael and I went out to Spring Grove cemetery yesterday to pay our respects to Belle Boyd. It was a bright and sunny day, but suddenly, cold brushed over my face and the world went dark and purple. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Belle’s Helles

Trevor’s story on local haunts was published this morning, including this bit on the Belle Boyd hauntings: In the case of Belle Boyd, a legend in her own right, rumor has it that the former groundskeeper at Spring Grove Cemetery … Continue reading

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Rain-ish

Today has been rain-ish. A drizzle here, a drazzle there, mist in between. So I spent the day catching up on things. I spent a few hours this morning scanning photos and drawings from the Stewards, cleaning up the scans, … Continue reading

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River Haunts

Yesterday started out on the Wisconsin River, canoeing. Yesterday was brisk, but the weather is turning colder, and this almost certainly was our last venture of the year. Debbie and I put in just below Louis Bluff, crossed the bay … Continue reading

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Adult Supervision

Peggy and Rich have a crew of DNR-related contractors over on the land just across the street, putting huge rocks into a gully that washed out a few years ago, and building a berm to channel water off the cornfield … Continue reading

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Indian Summer

“The air is perfectly quiescent and all is stillness, as if Nature, after her exertions during the Summer, were now at rest.” – John Bradbury, describing Indian Summer, 1817 Indian Summer is a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, … Continue reading

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The Sun and the Moon

Michael and I roamed around the Fall Art Tour yesterday, which is a weekend event during which south central Wisconsin artists open their studios to the public. Michael planned our route while I was at the railroad’s board meeting yesterday … Continue reading

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The Natural Order, More or Less

The coyotes were raising the barn this morning when I woke up, howling back and forth across the fields. I’m not sure what got into them, because morning howling isn’t the norm. I hear them just about every night, but … Continue reading

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