Category Archives: life

Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard  box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides.    Most of the slides were taken before I … Continue reading

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Lost Boy

Out of the corner of my eye I spotted him yesterday afternoon in the center median.  No place for a kitten, not to mention, the temperatures were in the low 20’s and expected to drop overnight. I told my wife, … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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What The World Needs Now, More Than Ever, If That Is Possible…

Stopped by the self-serve apple wagon at noon to check on things and spotted a note in the money jar.  (See above) It made my day.  DM

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Eating Alone

I was just outside in the garden picking cherry tomatoes for salsa and picking up windfall apples in the orchard when a poem came to mind.  I couldn’t remember the title, nor the name of the poet…just a couple of … Continue reading

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Tough Times.. A Muse

  The following story comes from the June/July 2016  issue of Our Iowa.  It is a magazine “written by Iowans for all who love Iowa.”  DM ________________________ Molly Nichols who now lives in Wray,  Colorado, tells about growing up on a … Continue reading

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Wildness

Spent an hour and 1/2 moving wood chips with my brother’s skid loader yesterday. We had a thunderstorm sometime in the middle of the night.  I vaguely remember stumbling out of bed and unplugging the computer.  Even with a surge protector … Continue reading

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