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Essex Road Barn

November 19, 2011


November has its moments, and a good number were on display on Friday.   A half hour with nothing to do but cast off and drift for a bit.  Climb around on the ridge above Ellsworth Lake.  Watch the breeze riffle the needles of a young white pine.  Make a circuit around an old barn that […]

Excellent adventures for Saturday

August 26, 2011


OK, here are some things I should have told you sooner.  If you plan your weekends like I plan mine, it isn’t too late. There is an End-of-Summer Arts Festival over in Alden at the historic Alden Depot on Saturday (Aug. 27) from 10am-5pm.  There will be 50 artists, and it is a juried show, […]

A moving experience. Also an orange Kubota.

July 28, 2011


The participants in this particular adventure told me that they did not want to see a post called "Four Old Guys and a Kubota."

Going after the bad guys in Torch Lake Township

April 21, 2010


I was headed to breakfast at Friske’s with Katy Newman when I came to a screeching halt, made a U-turn, and pulled up at the old Township Hall. What the heck? The parking was a staging area for quantities of Serious Law Enforcement. OK, fairly relaxed Law Enforcement.  I found Sgt. Travis Chellis of the […]

Sadie takes top prize at Westminster, and a reminder from the Cowboy

February 17, 2010


OK, so it was a different Sadie and a Scottie to boot, but Miss Sadie is basking in reflected glory anyway. It was, after all, a dog named Sadie that took Best in Show at the prestigious competition, and Scotties are, like Miss Sadie, a variety of terrier. Miss Sadie is, perhaps, a greater variety […]

I am in love with an orange truck and the Cowboy and Miss Sadie are pretty fond of it, too

January 4, 2010


You may recall that I wondered where all our snow was, given the dire predictions of at least ten inches of the stuff late last week. For a time I thought it had been misdirected to the north of England, but in due course it was delivered to Torch Lake Township, just in time to […]