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Bird of Prey

There was no time to stop and get a photograph. While eastbound on Highway 382, a large bird lifted from the ground within my headlights and dropped a recently killed rabbit. It hesitated, perhaps wanting to return to its prey, … Continue reading

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Living a Terrestrial Astronaut Life

I opened the door to the garage and turn signals on my car were flashing. It was the first time in the garage yesterday and I feared having left something turned on, depleting the battery charge. I put the key … Continue reading

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Wind Howled All Day

The store manager from the home, farm and auto supply store phoned Sunday afternoon to ask me to work on Monday. The colleague who assumed my full time job last spring was visiting family in Nebraska and bad weather closed … Continue reading

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Digging Out, Getting to Work

After four hours digging snow in the driveway wind came up and I shut down the operation. Mid-dig I made a cup of hot cocoa and took a break. I made it to the road, gaining access for when I … Continue reading

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Market and Linn Streets

Editor’s Note: Originally posted on Nov. 4, 2011. I live in the country, in case this is the first time you are reading this blog. In economic tough times, we have to multitask any resource use, so when I drive … Continue reading

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Rest of the Way Out

Seems like I’ve been hunkered down and bunkered in since apple season. I’ve been thoroughly funkified. With 45 days left until spring I’m restless to get out of my lair. The number of indoor places I spend time is limited: … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Polar Vortex

Editor’s Note: This email was sent to members of our home owners association at the beginning of the polar vortex of 2019. As I write this note, the outdoors ambient temperature is 26 degrees below zero and one person in … Continue reading

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