Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am
you all know bemelmans’ madeline (“twelve little girls in two straight lines”) my granddaughter five read reread reread it the morning she got it in the afternoon she complained of belly ache it...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:01 am
she returns with the herd: distressed no longer pregnant where is your calf? asks ron – how can you lose a baby? girls, he asks the others, where is it? for everyone knows when a bovine birth is in ...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:01 am
we were warned some forty years ago much of this planet realizes we are  dooming ourselves is taking steps  a date has even been set for when life-as-we-are-accustomed will cease we will all...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:01 am
literary tour poem #1   24 students our coachman myself had left whitby where dracula  came ashore bent on blood from virgin veins we were wending our way across cumberland when we &nbs...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 am
scene 1: on one side of path, small dog on leash. on other side of path, large turkeymother, a dozen chicks lined up behind. action: dog and turkey eye each other further action: none scene 2, next da...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:01 am
catholic heart work camp #4here’s another grateful tribute to the Catholic Heart Work Camp –90 kids from all over our land poured into town last week were divided into small groups did chores big ...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:01 am
my nephew in college 1980 informsgrandparents he’s writing a manual for his former h.s. band leader to emphasize to parents that despite  budget cuts and the “back-to-basics” drive that mus...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:01 am
some things you don’t forget #7 we lived in the country the end of a long lane a car sped up a stranger saw us four kids playing on the lawn spied the iron rabbit sitting in the grass grabbed it by ...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:01 am
 USE FOOD WEEKS TO PROMOTE TOURISMMy friends know I’m compulsively loyal. Maybe it was that trait that compelled me to take on 217 Pony Shoe Week like a champ. Yes, I ran the distance, going to...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:01 am
family memory poem # 11my niece jackie jo maybe seven  riding with parents sister headed toward a northern wisconsin lake jackie held her red swim suit  out the window it flapped in the &nbs...

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