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The path to the house was lined with a brigade of tall sentries. Each pine had been meticulously planted and nurtured for years. It was now their duty to protect the meager house from the elements. Once you reached the … Continue reading

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The Johnson Street Turkeys

I live in the northeast section of Minneapolis and for the past several years we’ve had a group of turkeys who have become part of the neighborhood. This fall, the size of their flock doubled. They’ve been known to chase … Continue reading

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word painters

I sit here at my keyboard trying to create pictures with words. The time spent often seems wasteful and futile. I could be enjoying the genuine images- not just pixalized versions, but the genuine article. Maybe when the words run out, … Continue reading

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At first I took a pencil in my hand and etched words onto a lined tablet. Penmanship was still alive and cursive script soon covered linen pages. As time passed by, my fingers learned to fly across a manual typewriter. … Continue reading

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Edith Wharton was a  writer from the late 18th to the early 19h Century who came from a life of privilege.  One of her contemporaries was Theodore Roosevelt.  The fact that she came from a wealthy family and lacked for nothing … Continue reading

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