Monthly Archives: March 2010

Next Year

My warmest wishes to family and friends celebrating Passover.

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Work Cut Out

John and I, quite literally, now have our summer’s work cut out for us. The railroad is in the second year of a five-year track restoration plan, and this pile of lumber will, eventually, turn into 1,400+ ties, each laid … Continue reading

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Track

The snow melted off the track at the railroad early this week, thanks to unseasonably warm weather, and I spent a few hours a day clearing the track. After the track was clean, I checked it carefully enough to know … Continue reading

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Ruth Dawson Redux

Ruth Dawson, an anti-gay fundamentalist with a prolific pen, is one of four candidates running for three seats on the Baraboo school board on April 6. The April 6 election is likely to be low turnout, and because Dawson can … Continue reading

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Tea for me, and tea for you …

The ugly fight for David Obey’s 7th Congressional District seat in Wisconsin spilled over into the Dells over the weekend. Dan Mielke, a farmer, and Sean Duffy, a reality TV star, are squabbling in the Republican primary over who is … Continue reading

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Abuzz

The Dells has been abuzz for the last couple of days because a string of ATM burglaries in Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton was solved this week. It turns out that six high school students were arrested and will be … Continue reading

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Tea Party

The Wisconsin Tea Party folks are holding a “Defending the American Dream Summit” this weekend in the Dells, mapping strategy for the 2010 election. As I understand it, Tea Party Patriots are all about dismantling the federal government, cutting taxes, … Continue reading

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Run

I took the first run of the year on the railroad yesterday, using one of the scooters. I wanted to go out to the 59th Street switch and take a look down the hill to see how the snow melt … Continue reading

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Keep your hand upon the throttle …

I’ve helped Gil out a couple of days working on the steam engines, providing a second set of hands as needed, and cutting gaskets when I’m not helping more directly. Gil has been working deep inside the steam dome of … Continue reading

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I can’t see clearly now …

We’ve been living with dense fog for the last couple days, as the weather warms and the snow melt releases moisture into the atmosphere. Last night was particularly bad. I drove to the Ho Chunk House of Wellness for a … Continue reading

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