Angle Days Filled with Friendly Competition

One-Room Schoolhouse to Benefit The fifth annual Angle Days and the 32nd annual Chili Cookoff is in the books at the Northwest Angle. People of all ages came out to enjoy the near-perfect weather and a variety of events held across the Angle mainland. The Northwest Angle Edge Rider’s snowmobile club kicked off the weekend […]

Fishing for Humanity

  This past weekend I went trout fishing. I caught a bass. One olive green, bug-eyed small mouth who tacitly reminded me that I’ve been taking this ridiculous and beautiful game far too seriously. She said exactly that as I looked into the placid depths of her dark eyes. I drug her up from 60 […]

On Corporal Punishment

(Column 50 – published in the Feb 14th Warroad Pioneer) Life is heavy at times. Like the weight of the rain on top of our snow base, thickening a crust that can hold the fox and a four-year old but not the sharp-hooved deer and a Muck-booted mama. I have emerged from my self-imposed social […]

Through the Eyes of a 12-Year Old

  (Column 47 – Published in the January 3rd Warroad Pioneer) We had all joined hands in a huge family circle before our Christmas dinner, waiting for the last few to straggle in from the various parts of the house. When almost everyone had found a place in the circle, my younger brother Ward stopped […]

The Knowable and the Unknowable

Column 39 published in the November 1, 2016 issue of the Warroad Pioneer Angle Schmangle. Grace Schmace. I weary of my own proselytizing. I’m on Week 10 of reading the Bible. The plan skips around a bit, thank goodness; if I had to start at Genesis and plow through to Revelation, I don’t know that […]