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Apprenticeships…or Life Swaps?

Over 500 years ago, Leonardo daVinci spent six years of his life as an apprentice to Veracchio who was an experienced sculptor, painter and goldsmith. Veracchio had many students whose ...
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Fear and other Sundries

Did you know Annie Oakley could cut a playing card in two at thirty paces?  In fact, she made special bullets by packing the pellets with sand and beeswax so ...
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Romancing the Ski Train

 When I was a kid growing up in a small Michigan farming community, I used to love the sound of the train running through town. You could hear the whistle ...
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A Love Letter to Rivers Everywhere

The image of the river has assumed a sacred and spiritual effect to many cultures throughout time, from the Euphrates in the story of Adam and Eve, to the Ganges, ...
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Skijoring Joy and the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

I felt compelled today to share a piece of past writing about skijoring on the river with my old sled dog, Nellie. Old in that she has since passed, but ...
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Wild Cat

Staying true to my commitment to memorize a poem every month, I have chosen this one from my collection of Cabin Poems 2011. Blue Lynx at Caribou Creek It was ...
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