Christmas in Our Minds and Our Attics, Plus a Poem

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 and notice homeowners setting up outdoor displays for the holidays. Several years ago when I thought about those memories, I realized that taking them out of the attic paralleled opening up our mental Christmas vault. The […]

A Teacher You’d Want Your Child to Have

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 a good chance that this woman fits this description, teaching social studies at Cadott High School in Wisconsin. Since the beginning of the school year I’ve meant to feature her or any other teacher as a […]

HELP, Stick With Me Please as the Blog Format Changes

HELP, Stick With Me Please as the Blog Format Changes

Like trying to figure out why a hearse would be pulling a wood chipper, and where it’s headed, this new elkfarm.org blog has changed and is, I hope, offering choices of the readings in a better manner. Disregard that New York address, for instance, to your right until I figure out how to change it. […]