Amery: Scene of the Real or Imagined Crime–Coming Soon

Amery: Scene of the Real or Imagined Crime–Coming Soon

Amery has been the center of most of my writing, and whether it is fiction or reality, it’s fun to set stories in my hometown. After trying my best to get the powers in Amery to understand what I’ve been trying to do with my emails and my blog, I’ve come to a decision about […]

Fond Thoughts About a Brown Paper Bag: Updated

Fond Thoughts About a Brown Paper Bag: Updated

This brown paper bag represents freedom and happiness from my childhood. The painting by Karen Appleton caught my eye, a beautiful rendering of a simple item. Amery Elementary School offered a hot lunch, and it wasn’t that bad, but I’d pester my mom to be allowed to carry my lunch. This would happen about 3 […]

Amery Area September Scenes, the Country and the Lakeshore

Amery Area September Scenes, the Country and the Lakeshore

Recently I took a few photos around Amery the week before the Fall Festival. Coming home on the 12th of September, I saw the sun going down about 7:15 and had to drive quickly to a spot to get a clear view. This was taken south of Deer Park, WI. Taking about a dozen photos […]

Fall Festival is Over, Summary of the Day (Long Post)

Fall Festival is Over, Summary of the Day (Long Post)

The annual Fall Festival today, the 16th day of September. Lovely day, hinting of rain last night but it didn’t materialize. Warm, even hot at times, and breezy which felt pretty good but blew items around. The lineup began around 9 or 9:30 on the north end of Amery, up the side streets and back […]

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire interacts with Mineral Point resident. Just because Claire from Mineral Point seems to be a serious poet, a recluse, and unsocial, at times she shines. Coming down to the level of the grocery in her store she encountered Bill Blye, a Mineral Point resident. “Bill,” Claire said while picking out cans of food. “I […]

Emily Dickinson’s Room in Claire’s Apartment

Emily Dickinson’s Room in Claire’s Apartment

  Not only does Claire own everything written by and about Miss Emily, she has a replica bedroom dedicated to the New England writer. Just out of college, Claire traveled to Amherst, MA, to tour the Dickinson home. Taking a couple dozen photos of Emily’s room, the room she spent so much time in, Claire […]

Claire, the Poet of Mineral Point

Claire, the Poet of Mineral Point

On the 3rd floor of this building, a reclusive and introverted poetress lived and may still reside. The locals don’t know for sure. Fascinated with her writer/ hero of the 1800s, Emily Dickinson, Claire read everything she could get her hands on about the shy, shutaway lady from Amherst, Massachusetts. The picturesque main street of […]

Grant’s Later Years, His Death, and Grant’s Tomb

Grant’s Later Years, His Death, and Grant’s Tomb

    The great general developed throat cancer from those thousands of cigars, and the end wasn’t comfortable. After his two terms as president, he and his family traveled the world for a year and a half. He and Julia lived their final years in New York City. Realizing he needed to provide financially for […]