Monthly Archives: January 2009

Bucky

Peggy reported that she and Rich saw a badger at their bird feeder today. It might have a burrow under the brush stacks down the ravine in back of their house. Pretty neat. I’ve never seen one in the wild. … Continue reading

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Brrrr …

Helen told me this morning that the Twin Cities is looking to have the coldest January on record this year. It doesn’t seem that cold in this area, although the schools were shut down by the cold a couple of … Continue reading

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Lewis & Clark

Michael and I went on an explore — a drive with lunch, to be rigorously honest — through the northeastern part of the “Hidden Valleys” area of southwest Wisconsin yesterday. The trip wasn’t planned. We were cooped up after too … Continue reading

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January 25, 1989

7,305 days, each a gift.

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Knocking around …

Today was cold, mostly, which is just about all there is to say about it. I headed over to the library open house, to see it and to get a couple of books to read. The open house had a … Continue reading

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Murder, Most Fray

Michael has been absorbed recently getting a mystery he’s written ready for publication. The proof came yesterday and he’s finishing up the corrections this morning before sending the proof back to be put in final form. I’ve read it in … Continue reading

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Win-Win

I was talking with a Ho-Chunk friend the other day, and we got, somehow, onto the question of firewood. I don’t heat with wood, so I have no use for firewood. I do have, however, lots of it. I’ve got … Continue reading

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We can laugh again …

The oath-boggle at yesterday’s inaugural was funny. Chief Justice Roberts apparently forget the word “faithfully” and, catching himself, interposed the word “faithfully” at end of the phrase when it should have been at the beginning. President Obama started in, stopped, … Continue reading

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President Obama

A day or two after the election, I told a friend that I was having trouble wrapping my tongue around “President Obama”, but that it just felt good. I was having trouble wrapping my mind around it, too, truth be … Continue reading

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Judgment Days

I spent some time this week reading “Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America“, an account focusing on the relationship of two men — President Johnson and Doctor King — during the … Continue reading

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