Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cambrian Overlook

The State Natural Area “interpretive center” at the Cambrian Overlook will open during the 4th of July weekend, and Debbie and I went over this morning with Debbie’s husband Jim to take some photos for a Stewards display that will … Continue reading

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Dam[n]ed

The Stewards hosted a four-person panel discussion this week to discuss the future of the Wisconsin Dells river corridor. Two things from the panel discussion surprised me. The first surprise is that water levels in the Lower Dells have dropped … Continue reading

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Bridges

The local paper has been running a poll this week: “Does the Dells need a second bridge over the Wisconsin River?“ The poll is running about 75% “Yes”, which didn’t surprise me. The new bridge at the Dells, put in … Continue reading

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Ah, June

It is June and it is wet. We’ve had our share of storms this month and we’ve had rain almost every day for about three weeks. I woke up this morning to find out that we are under a flood … Continue reading

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Lake Wobegon, Watch Out!

It looks like the anti-marriage battle is going to break loose in Lake Wobegon this election cycle, creating enough Sturm und Drang that even the Lutherans will sit up straight and nod carefully before slumbering back off. The background: Minnesota’s … Continue reading

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Leggy

The day lilies are blooming this week, and as usual, they are welcome. I particularly like the old-fashioned, leggy, day lilies that grow wild in the ditches in this area of Wisconsin.

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An elephant’s ass …

If anyone has any doubt that the Republicans in Texas have their collective heads up an elephant’s ass, consider this: The Republican Party of Texas 2010 Platform contains this gem: “We urge Congress to withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases … Continue reading

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Rodeo!

Michael and I spent the day at the rodeo — the Wisconsin State High School Rodeo Championship Finals in Richland Center, to be precise. The kids were competing for a slot in the National High School Rodeo Championship in Gillette, … Continue reading

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Angel Children

Michael and I received news today that Robin Whitespear of Chicago, age 80, died earlier this week of cancer. Robin was a talented fabric artist who opened his home every Saturday night to a rotating cast of men and women … Continue reading

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Talk is cheap …

… so if you agree with Congressman Joe Barton, the ranking GO[B]P on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, send BP $66 along with your apology. That’s your share of the “shakedown” money. By the way, if you are wondering … Continue reading

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