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 […]

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 […]

Bats in the Church Belfry, and Names of the Bats (Updated)

Bats in the Church Belfry, and Names of the Bats (Updated)

Wally and Parker, summer residents of the belfry in the Bloomer Catholic Church, have cleaned their area, slept several nights and had a couple adventures, and are now turning to the science of bat study. Above them as they sleep are bats, often about a dozen, and they’ve read about bats from the local Bleskacek […]