Monthly Archives: February 2012

In Your Spare Time

Today is Leap Day, the Extra Day every four years, giving us all some addition time to work on New Year’s Resolutions or otherwise make the most of the year. Of course, it’s not really an Extra Day in any … Continue reading

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At Least He’s Not Watching Porn

So, I a big fan of the funnies.  Today’s Foxtrot features Mom finding out that Dad gets up in the middle of the night to use the computer behind her back.  What for?  Photoshopping pictures of different hairdos onto himself.  … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Nature Lesson

This week’s Heartlanders are Jeffrey Lee, Ann Martin and their co-conspirators.  Mr. Lee and Ms. Martin have over the years collected over 25,000 books on land and the relationship of people to land.  They have been working for years to … Continue reading

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I Think I Threw up a Little Bit in My Mouth

So, here I am in the Homestate, Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, in the Big City, Cream City.  And what am I reading about?  Some scientist in Holland is cloning bovine muscle tissue and growing it in a Petri dish to replace … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Take a Walk in the Woods

This week’s award goes to Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for considering adding a piece of undeveloped riparian land to a nearby park. I’m not going to get in the middle of the dispute over the foreclosure that brought this land into … Continue reading

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What is Love? (Baby, Don’t Hurt Me, Don’t Hurt Me, No More)

A few years ago, a friend, an older woman, was reflecting that she regretted that her relationship with her sister wasn’t better.  At retirement age, they still didn’t get along.  Asked if she saw her sister at all or talked … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Write a Strongly Worded Letter

Note:  I am changing the name of my weekly feature, having discovered that there is a pre-existing website of that name. (Eek.)  That website is a bit more colorful.  This is more of a family place, anyway.  The Heartlander of … Continue reading

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What a Coincidence

Apparently, I was not the only Narrator of the American Experience to honor Mr. Dickens yesterday.  The hard copy of the Cream City Press picked up a hauntingly similar (not really, I just wanted to use the word “hauntingly”) an … Continue reading

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What You Have and What You Don’t

Turns out, today is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.  Who knew?  That Chronicler of life in the Middle of the 19th Century.  The Guardian has a whole series devoted to Mr. Dickens.  Interesting to check out, even from the other side … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: I Love a Parade

This week’s award winner is the City of St. Louis and two guys, Craig Schneider and Tom Applebaum, who planned a Welcome Home Parade for Iraq War Vets.    They recognized that in the past, when Wars ended, there were parades … Continue reading

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