Monthly Archives: December 2009

Popping

We are at zero this morning, the first time this winter. It is a clear, dry cold this morning, and the woods are popping. I stood listening to the popping, which comes every thirty seconds or so from a different … Continue reading

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Patriots, with a capital "P"

Lucy gave me a copy of Sarah Palin’s book, “Going Rogue”, over the holidays, and I read it over the last few days. The book isn’t about issues, but a reflection, if you want to call it that, on Palin’s … Continue reading

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A Walk

Debbie and I went for a walk today, both of us needing to shake off the sense of being cooped up indoors over the holidays. We made the circuit down Berry to Lyndon, down Lyndon to the snowmobile trail, down … Continue reading

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Snow, melt, ice, snow …

We had miserable weather over the holidays — snow, melt, ice, snow — so I went over to the railroad yesterday to take a look at it and start cleaning it up. I never got to the Bobcat. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Dawgs

Among our holiday visitors were two dogs, Dinah and Kojack, who enjoyed themselves romping about inside and out during breaks between chewing loudly on huge bones. Their visit reminded me why I no longer want a dog. Dogs are high … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Family Whatever …

I was doing my weekly check on the Wisconsin Family Council website this morning only to discover that Julaine Appling’s primary “Judeo/Christian” group is suddenly morphing itself yet again, this time from the Wisconsin Family Council to Wisconsin Family Action. … Continue reading

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Eagles

The Wisconsin State Journal has an article this morning about Golden Eagles, which are, for some reason, using the Mississippi River valley along the west side of the state as a winter nesting grounds. The birds are something of a … Continue reading

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Clean up …

Christmas has come and gone, and Michael and I spent the day cleaning up. We had a large contingent in for the holiday — eight in all, not counting two dogs who sent the cats into full basement snit mode … Continue reading

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A child is born …

My warmest wishes to family and friends celebrating Christmas.

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Cool

I got a holiday card from the White House today. Cool.

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