The Basic Soda Cracker
Crackers meant one of two events was happening: illness or soup was served. The crackers that came with soup inRead more.
Creatures Appreciate Our Christmas Lights
Creatures entered our house and left a reward for aiming our Christmas trees toward the woods and creekbed where theyRead more.
The Young View Death in a Special Way
My cousin in Norway, in his 40s, said he broke the news to his 10 year old daughter that hisRead more.
Christmas in Our Minds and Our Attics, Plus a Poem
Christmas memories share a connection to tangible Christmas decorations. Each year at Thanksgiving, or earlier, we hear Christmas music andRead more.
Underbed Fear, a Different Angle
Under Billy’s bed a form emerged from a sizeable rat hole. Dark hits early in January, and in order toRead more.
Ave Maria: I Never Heard It
Growing up Lutheran, I enjoyed a number of advantages and learned a lot of good lessons. My Lutheranism was theRead more.
A Teacher You’d Want Your Child to Have
The true measure of a good teacher is when people declare they’d want that instructor teaching their children. There’s aRead more.
A Master Horseman Visits My Farm: Final
“I know horses. I’ve been around them my whole life.” His long, stringy pony tail and Harley vest with theRead more.
Nasty Carl Calls his Teacher: Updated
Little Carl is confident, quite self assured, and often thinks he can call the shots when dealing with adults. Carl,Read more.