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Writer’s Block

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Singapore July 8, 2015 I have my word processor open but I’m thinking of the ants this morning. They are not the ticklish, harmless, black ants climbing all over the tabletop I wrote about earlier (from…

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What Venison, Water Diversion and Baseball Taught me about Good Writing By Thomas Hiatt “Will my article be interesting enough? Writers often assume they must have some grand subject like war or earthquakes to be compelling. However, some of the … Continue reading

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Life Interrupted – – –

I vow to myself and I promise my friends and readers (if only in my mind) that, yes, I will structure the time. I will set aside creative hours, preferably morning, and sit here rat-a-tatting on the keyboard. I will … Continue reading

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I GIVE THANKS

When we decided that moving to the Great Northern Plains was the cure-all answer to retirement (considering affordable, far-from-California-cost-of-housing), it never occurred to me that we would be cutting ourselves off from so much time with our children and grandchildren. … Continue reading

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SERVICE WITH A SMILE

We’re still learning and often amazed by episodes of kindly behavior in this state of Minnesota. I’m talking about brings-a-tear-to-your-eye, out of the blue, acts of kindness. There is the neighbor who showed up on his snow plow and apologized … Continue reading

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RUN TO THE THICKET, BAMBI!

You know that you live in Minnesota when just one day after the opening of deer hunting season, you see the sight of a gutted doe hanging in a back yard just a few blocks from home. This, after wondering … Continue reading

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NOT. READY. YET.

This will be our fourth winter in Minnesota. The first was unusually mild and we thought – “Well, this isn’t so bad. What’s all the fuss about?” Plus we were enamored with the novelty of it all. Ooh, look at … Continue reading

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