Category Archives: West Saari Road

Here’s to the flag

Today is Flag Day. It was established by an act of Congress in 1949 and set on June 14, the same day the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag as the symbol of the country in 1777. If you feel … Continue reading

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Cranberries

Every wild berry has its own charm, but the one I most like to pick is the cranberry. It ripens in autumn when the air is crisp, the tamaracks are turning sun-gold, and all gardeners and gatherers have that quickening feeling—summer … Continue reading

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Donald J. Trump Is Not the Woman for the Job

On August 4, The New York Times reported that small donations are helping Trump close his campaign funding gap. Two days prior to the article, one of Trump’s solicitations arrived at the wrong house. It was addressed to my husband. … Continue reading

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Foto Semanal de México

   

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Vegetables on Parade

In August and September, when the garden is cranking and vegetables are storming my kitchen castle, I become my six-year-old self again. Imagination in overdrive. I don’t have to conjure her up. She breaks down the door, invites in the … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Embarrass

It has been a spectacular fall for mushrooms in the boreal forests of Northeastern Minnesota. These photos were taken on September 9, 2015, during an hour’s walk on the trails on our farmstead.

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Dear Senator Franken

August 19, 2015 Senator Al Franken 309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Franken, In the summer of 2014, we got a call from your office inviting my husband and me to walk with you in the … Continue reading

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