Tag Archives: History

A Walk Among Trees in Spring

4-24-16 Tender cotyledons rise through wet decay – Sons of wood, to synthesize the Sun of May. Beside, the recumbent matriarchal bole Bares wistfully her weathered, mossy scroll. Our silent footfalls pause, advance, and pass: In one brief and hallowed … Continue reading

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Old Tjikko

09/27/2014 Old as mankind in Eden As solitary, too, she towers humbly Over the slope of Fulufjället. Only she knows how many times She’s fallen to ice or wind or fire; We only see her present crook Some centuries in … Continue reading

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High Cliff Camp at Winter’s End

03/17/2014 I pitched a tent atop the Niagra Escarpment, over Lake Winnebago in March, two days before St. Patrick’s feast; two nights stayed, alone in those woods where the effigies lay, for a thousand years with the dead. The floor … Continue reading

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One Very Cool Club

Two friends and business associates of mine, Robert and Wally, recently invited me to pay a leisurely visit with my son to the Neenah-Menasha Model Railroad Club. They wanted to show me what it was they’ve been working on, pointing … Continue reading

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