The first rule of road trips is to never embark upon a road trip. At least not one like ours: 10 days and 2,500 miles of tent camping in the n…

To the left of the stainless-steel elevator in Eau Claire’s Christ Church Cathedral hangs a plaque which reads: “The Frank and Miriam Carr Car…

My father wasn’t a stoic. Instead, his temperament was one of acceptance. He simply accepted the fact that he wasn’t in complete control of mo…

February is a paradox. Leap Year or not, it’s the shortest month of the year, yet it always feels like the longest month of winter. Endless gr…

In just one, unwelcome week in America, the coronavirus drained $3.6 trillion from the stock market, clipped Apple shareholders for $220 billi…

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you might be in for a bad day when you open your Monday morning email and five of the six headlines sent by an …

A few weeks ago, several hundred pounds of accumulated snow calved off the roof of our outbuilding effectively burying the small door our chic…

My husband and I watch the daily movement on freezing-thawing-refreezing Lake Hallie. First come what Bruce calls “Jesus Geese” who appear to …

When a father meets his child for the first time, he’s left speechless. What words, after all, could possibly speak to the majesty of such an …

WARNING: This essay contains copious amounts of blood. Pig blood, to be exact. Reader discretion is advised…

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