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An Ancient Longing

There is something deeply satisfying about burning pasture, something powerful and primeval. And… a bit risky… Continue reading

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Copperheads & Conversations

There are certain types of beauty best appreciated from a comfortable distance… or only in pictures… Continue reading

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High Roofs, Clogged Gutters and the Investigation of Immortality

There are many options for contemplating our mortality; one of the most keenly focused is cleaning out the gutters on an old two-and-a-half story house. Continue reading

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Playing the Odds

Sometimes, even when the odds are supposedly in our favor, it’s just not worth making the bet. Tornadoes and temptations both go in that category, I think… Continue reading

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Alarming Ideas

Isn’t it sort of hard to be optimistic about a day that starts out with an “alarm?” Maybe we shouldn’t call them “alarm clocks.” Continue reading

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Grizzly Encounter

They first saw the grizzly, upwind and upslope of them, from nearly a half-mile away. They knew right away it had seen them, too. Continue reading

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Treacherous Times

As I was turning the four-wheel drive pickup truck around, it just started sliding sideways down the slope toward the east pasture. Continue reading

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Choices Come Home

The few inches of snow
I chose not to shove or shovel
from the driveway three weeks ago
has turned into a hard-packed ice sheath, Continue reading

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Through the Smoke

In a world where even steam casts a shadow, there is nothing that does not hold some threat when it stands between us and the Son. Continue reading

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Fatal Errors

Today, I’m thankful to be done with the report and very thankful that I have a job where a fatal error doesn’t even cause a scratch. Continue reading

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