40 hours ago I tilled my garden as all the snow in that space had melted. Even the earthworms and night crawlers were up as the frost has come out of the ground. A couple hours ago I took the header picture from our front deck. I won’t be planting seeds today. It’s still snowing.Continue reading “Nibbles and Sips Storm-sided”
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We innocently start with “I wonder what it would be like to…?” A match, somewhere in the corner of the brain is lit, and sooner than later the fuse. A path mysteriously appears toward…, and whala. About that “whala”. It’s harder and bigger than we thought. I’m saying “we” because I am hoping I’m notContinue reading “Progressions”
Journey Toward Awesome
It’s one thing to accomplish something and another to be accomplished at it. I was eleven years old and it was the beginning of august. What I remember most about the accident was being numb to reality. There seemed to be more blood than one could have shooting out my arms. I didn’t die. IContinue reading “Journey Toward Awesome”
The bees are thirsty, the grass is dry, flowers that rely on rain are gone. The forests are a tinderbox and well over a thousand wild fires burn throughout North America. Yesterday was clear because of the wind direction. Today the air is filled with smoke from several wildfires a couple hundred miles north ofContinue reading “Drought Effects”
When 2 people love deeply, they stoke each others fires 2nd honeymoon. By the time this picture was taken we were 9 years into adventuring life together. We were already learning how to stoke each others fires. We had survived my cliff diving, several wilderness adventures, 3 children (almost losing one twice), having money, beingContinue reading “Stoked”
Uncluttering: What is Where?
The picture says it all. There are thousands of “finds” in dad’s shop. Just try to find something, specific. You can, umm…eventually. This is what moving onto mom and dad’s place can be like after they are gone. Dads been gone awhile and everything here was a part of his life. I have siblings thatContinue reading “Uncluttering: What is Where?”
Life is Like a Bowl of Oatmeal?
life is like that you know. Add nothing and it’s plain. Stir too much and it’s mush. Let it set too long and you can patch pot holes in the road because it’s character is set in it’s ways. How can one have a Gourmet oatmeal? I’m glad you asked. I took pictures. The grandkidsContinue reading “Life is Like a Bowl of Oatmeal?”
Leaning Into Life
Dad used to say to me when I was quite young, “Lean into your work son”. 6 AM morning chores on the farm before school. I wasn’t even awake. I have a lifetime of leaning. What and who we lean on becomes apparent and important. My wife gave me a card 8 years ago thatContinue reading “Leaning Into Life”
For five days a bunch of us flailed the northern Minnesota waters for Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, and whatever might bite. We caught fish, had fish fries, and told stories. Some mornings the frost was heavy on the boats and frozen to the touch in the below freezing weather. I would have to sayContinue reading “Time windows”
Enter the Mentored Mentor
It’s Sunday afternoon with a couple of hours of bright sunlight left. My wife is in a novel for a while, it’s unseasonably warm and the day is too good to stay inside. What does one do in January in northern Minnesota? The list isn’t very long in my case. I do have several passions,Continue reading “Enter the Mentored Mentor”