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After the Burning

A wonder of snow cannot erase the loss of wildfire but it does bring good moisture for the greening that follows. Continue reading

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Illusions of Healing

It is the nature of humans to confuse temporary relief or improvement with genuine solution; that’s why they keep buying duct tape. Continue reading

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Getting Rid of the Stink

As far back as I can remember I’ve had sort of a low-grade phobia about being sprayed by skunks. It was a well-formed fear, with lots of reinforcement. Continue reading

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Heart Control Measures

Everything devoted to anything
except the root cause of a thing,
is a waste of time,
an illusion of action.
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Foreign Trade

ohnson Grass, kudzu, starlings and those huge water rats known as “nutria.”

This is the short list off the top of my head of great import ideas run amok. Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury

To be sure, there are times for righteous indignation in a wicked world. But we should also keep in mind that we were not saved by the whip with which Jesus drove the money-mongers from the temple. Continue reading

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A Small Twist of Fate

“You ready to go home or do you want to fish a little while longer?” I asked Hunter, our thirteen-year-old grandson. The sun had gone down about a half-hour earlier and dusk was beginning to settle into the evening. Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising

Over the years of remodeling, I’ve helped strip off old wallpaper more than once. It’s not my favorite job. In fact, it’s often an exercise in persistence, patience and frustration. I’ve scraped, scratched, torn and then sprayed on enough vinegar to alter the pH level of an entire limestone quarry. Continue reading

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A Moment of Cleansing

I am trying to remember this morning what it felt like to walk barefoot along the rambling paths of those childhood pastures in Todd County. Continue reading

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Extending the Pasture

We work along the eastern edge, cutting back the branches and bushes that have pushed out into the field. With one horse and good rains, this small pasture would be large enough. But in the strange dry and chill of … Continue reading

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