Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Goodbye, and Thanks”

South from my house, some 25 minutes away, there are two. Northwest from home, starting at about 30 minutes away, there are four – Superstores. Two of those five Superstores are Walmart stores. One is a Sam’s Club. These sell … Continue reading

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Solace’s Name

I have written my last two posts entirely in the public library at Traverse City, MI. While it is a must that I did so this week, I have written others at the library at home, where it is not … Continue reading

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On The O.T.

We are camping this week, up to Traverse City. Camping is where a family leaves home, with all of its technological wonders: toilets inside and not a block away, running water, twenty electrical wall sockets throughout the house, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers. … Continue reading

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Seasons

Maty and I drove over to the fairgrounds Sunday afternoon to pick up our tack box. It was left behind the pig barn. All the pigs were gone. All the cars and people were gone. Fair was over. The joys … Continue reading

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Ode to a Honey Urn

“The Fair is in town. Come. Ride and play.” “Give a tall snow cone a big lick.” But before all of that, we were asked to perform A rather complex pig trick.   “The Hall of Fame of 4H Swine … Continue reading

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Master William

Our fair started yesterday. The Calhoun County Fair. At 166 years, it is the oldest, longest running county fair in Michigan. Maty’s pigs are there. She’s showing two this year, a pen. “Frick and Frack.” Actually, she didn’t name her … Continue reading

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Wanderers

One day recent, we were sitting around with a neighbor of ours. Pig stories began to be swapped. Regretfully, I don’t have any pig stories from my childhood. Not a one. There weren’t many hogs being domesticated within the city … Continue reading

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