Mea Culpa

  We walked today, picking fall flowers, dried seed pods and colorful leaves. Chattering like a busy chipmunk, she found pretty rocks in the gravel, drew line after line for us to race from, and marveled at the troops of soldier mushrooms. It was more a meander than a walk, but definitions matter not to […]

A Thousand Thank You’s

Henry David Thoreau once said, “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of […]

The Long Division of Fear

Column 37 Published in the October 18th issue of the Warroad Pioneer My dad saw a moose…a healthy one, here, at The Angle! That statement, by the way, is The Angle’s version of name-dropping or celebrity-sighting. But my little mind is on politics, not moose nor life at The Angle. How can I rest in […]

The Task at Hand

  Column 31 Published in the July 5,2016 issue of the Warroad Pioneer Well hello there, July. Welcome, and we’ll take you, biting black flies and all. June, the moody mistress that she was, blessed us with an abundance of variety. Steady? No, not she. She took us from whipping winds and bone chilling wet […]

The Long Goodbye

Column 19 Published in the January 26, 2016 issue of the Warroad Pioneer Is the long goodbye a Minnesota phenomenon? A product of isolation? Here at The Angle it’s seems quite natural to keep talking as you stand at the door, hand on door knob, still visiting for an hour after you’ve said you better […]