Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving

Michael and I spent Thanksgiving at home, with Peggy and Rich, and Tom and Barbara. We all did a share of the cooking, and dinner was a festive occasion. I hadn’t cooked a turkey in the oven at the new … Continue reading

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Blobs

I planned to make train-shaped sugar cookies for the railroad’s holiday party on Saturday night. And I did. The cookies were very good. The only problem is that the engines and cars came out looking like blobs. So Michael is … Continue reading

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Mirror Lake

Debbie and I went for a walk along the west shore of Mirror Lake today, from the park entrance up to Pickerel Slough. The lake was iced over, and quite pretty in a winterish sort of way. Debbie and I … Continue reading

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Deer Season

During deer season, we hunt deer. So why can’t we hunt tourists during tourist season? Deep theological questions aside, deer season is in full swing. The season opened Saturday at dawn, and will continue for a week or so. I … Continue reading

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Listening

A young friend, who spent a rough first week as a 9-1-1 EMT, called tonight to talk about the week and his reactions to it. I listened with knowing ear, and didn’t say much other than to suggest, gently, that … Continue reading

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In the real America …

… John McCain is going to lose. Why? Just listen to Sarah Palin: “I believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call … Continue reading

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Ice

The river has a sheet of ice on it this morning, so kayak season is over, I suspect. As far as I am concerned, it is a welcome development. It is not that I have anything against folks who kayak. … Continue reading

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Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific “Holiday Train” is coming to the Dells again this year, at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, December 10. The Holiday Train raises money for the Wisconsin Dells food pantry, and the community uses the occasion to host a … Continue reading

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An inside job …

We’re in a cold snap, with biting winds. I had planned to go out today with the chainsaw for a few hours, enjoying myself and making a lot of noise, but five minutes outside convinced me that as plans go, … Continue reading

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Snow

We are getting the first snow of the season this morning. It doesn’t amount to much — heavy flurries, really — but the ground is now flecked with white. I’m ready for snow, more or less. I changed the oil … Continue reading

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