Category Archives: Holidays

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving 2017 As I sit here in my little tin shack on this eve before Thanksgiving, I’m struck by a couple of things. The first is that judging from the television, this holiday has become an afterthought. It seems to … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2017

I wrote this  on a Labor Day weekend, a few years ago and today, on the eve of this weekend that signals the end of summer, I sit here and reflect on what those weekends meant to me. Melancholy has … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

Back when I “was a tender and callow fellow” in a small town in Central North Dakota, I was called upon three years in a row to render my reading of “In Flanders Field” on Memorial Day observances. For some … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, 2016

The ghosts of Christmas past are present. I can’t escape them on this special night. They come, slipping through the fog of memory. Sitting here on Christmas Eve, I light a candle that can show them the way To where … Continue reading

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Another Look Back

  I posted this before, but I thought I would post it again. I like it, and it means something to me.  A Cold Winter’s Night I remember, as I sit here this night, just a few days before Christmas, … Continue reading

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