Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bob-Logging

I had fun this morning, helping a friend do tree removal work, using a Bobcat with a log grapple to move brush and logs to, respectively, the burn pile and the log pile. I run the Bobcat at the railroad, … Continue reading

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A thought …

… for those of you who are thinking about voting for Republicans in Wisconsin. Almost every Republican running for state office in Wisconsin is on record with Wisconsin Family Action as wanting to repeal Wisconsin’s Domestic Partnership Act, enacted in … Continue reading

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Depth

I repainted my study, in bits and pieces, over the last week. The study had been a pastel, reasonably clear yellow, but it never suited me. I had a color picked out, but Helen, during her visits a few weeks … Continue reading

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Old News, 1938

I was in Portage yesterday for the afternoon, and took the time to walk over to the river levee. Quite a few folks from Portage were standing on the levee, looking at the river. It was a sight. Normally, standing … Continue reading

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High Water

The Wisconsin River has been hovering at flood stage — just above for an hour, just below for another — for about twelve hours. The river’s level at the Dells is 16 feet, when it is normally in the nine … Continue reading

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Football

Peter and I got to talking about high school football last night before we met Michael for dinner at La Vallarta in Baraboo. The occasion was the Portage-Baraboo football game, which drew a large crowd from both cities, the rivalry … Continue reading

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Wo-Zha-Wa

I was working a literature drop for a candidate in Baraboo yesterday, so I missed the Wo-Zha-Wa parade in Wisconsin Dells. The railroad’s float featured the Tom Thumb, as it always does. The Thumb is my hands-down favorite engine at … Continue reading

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Shooting themselves in the foot?

I think that the Republicans in Wisconsin are shooting themselves in the foot this election cycle. In what political observers described as a “shocking upset”, the Republicans elected Rebecca Kleefisch, a certified Jesus-spouting “Mama Grizzly”, to run alongside Scott Walker … Continue reading

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Mexican Christmas?

Michael and I decided to get out of our rut of “Christmas in the Country” this year — the same old same old — and decorate more along Mexican lines. Decorating more along Mexican lines, in our case, anyway, involves … Continue reading

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Forevertron

Michaelangelo is visiting this weekend — a Labor Day tradition going back a dozen years — and Michael and I took the opportunity to show him Delany’s Surplus and Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron this afternoon. Delaney’s and the Forevertron are on … Continue reading

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