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.
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 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.
A Childhood Scene of Misery near Amery
When I looked around the living room, I saw the plants had frozen and lay there, an ugly, limpy brown.Read more.