Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mainstream Media, Trump, Fake News, Apple Computer

Dear America, I was buying some groceries the other day and was happy to see that we still have some solid reporting in this country, not just fake news from Macedonian teenagers and a crazy Brit hell-bent on turning the … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex, Warm Fall, Flying Squirrels, Horse Manure

Dear Duluth, Thanks for the polar vortex. First we get a fall so warm it feels like the impending doom it probably is, then we get a nasty cold front with a silly name. Vortex should be the name of … Continue reading

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Old Dogs, Oblivion, Turkey Broth, Puppy Mills

Dear Diary, I’m not typing these words with anything resembling energy. That’s just how it is somedays, everything is stuck, including my thoughts. We have an old dog who appears to be entering his final phase. With dogs you get … Continue reading

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Getting the Tree, Transmission Fluid, Atheist Christians

Dear Diary, Jake and Elia came with me to get the Christmas tree today, before they drove home to Minneapolis. As usual (our third tree here) there was a guy in an old trailer (maybe 1960’s style) with twenty or so … Continue reading

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Shortcuts, Missed Trails, Soft Light, Woody Scenes

Dear Diary, I found a shortcut today, one of those little paths you notice but never take for some reason. We’ve lived here for three years and have, like most people in the neighborhood, taken advantage of easy access to … Continue reading

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Genetics, Eugenics, Getting to Sleep, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dear Diary, I keep a book on my bed stand to read myself to sleep. This works as long as the book is at least a little difficult to read, but not so difficult that I never want to pick … Continue reading

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Olav Hauge, Knausgaard, Diaries, Norway

Dear Diary, I ordered a Diary today, or a collection of poems that includes selected parts of a diary, culled from the 4000 page behemoth by Olav H. Hauge. This book is called Luminous Spaces. His diary, only available in … Continue reading

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