Migrators To Travel From Mexico To Canada (do They Need Special Visas?)

“Where are they?” I’m hearing it from Monarch butterfly enthusiasts as far south as Savage, MN, and as far north as St. Croix Falls, WI. The milkweed on which the Monarchs will lay their eggs is nearly knee-high in my yard, and “me” high in other places (I’m 4’11”, so it’s admittedly a low bar).…
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Dead Mouse Hunting Part II

My very first blog entry was about our hunt for a dead mouse. As I prepare for the blog to go through renovation, I submit “Dead Mouse Hunting, Part II”: I plead guilty only to having made a pork chop and sauerkraut dinner in the crockpot Monday. I was not aware that sauerkraut, by its…
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Fireworks And Fond Farewells

A random series of events put us in the middle of a small-town baseball field on the Fourth of July watching a fireworks display with hundreds of strangers. It started with the announcement that one of our favorite local rock bands, “Raging Wood” would be disbanding, their last performance to be the Fourth of July…
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Big Girl Pants: The Flat Tire Edition

That I was out of ideas for what to fix for dinner, or that we were out of necessities like onions (I can’t cook a damn thing without them!), didn’t make my trip to the grocery store an emergency, but our dachshund Clyde was OUT of his Fresh Pet food and that will NEVER do.…
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Death Of A Modem

Tuesday—the modem woke up dead: It took longer than I like to admit to realize that without my modem working, I would not be able to search and purchase a new modem. Internet searching has become second nature, and as I thought of the usual hundreds of things I wanted to search for in the…
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