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Letters I Should Have Sent

  Curriculum Vitae             I have stayed in boarding houses only two times in my life.  Each one was in a town I wished I could live in. The first was in my home town of Long Prairie where I…

Lawrence’s Cabin

Lawrence’s Cabin

A long time ago, on our road to town, there was a small cabin made of hand hewn oak logs at the edge of a tree covered hill.  It overlooked a meadow just at the place where the ground got…

From an old agrarian phase

From an old agrarian phase

A Song for Handsome Peter   This is the story of Handsome Peter No sounder soul ever toiled in these parts. With a heart as true as his face was fair He drank his days with a fearless heart.  …

Thoughts on the bog at Little Rice Lake

Thoughts on the bog at Little Rice Lake

  Mush and I went out there sometimes, on the east side where the hills drop into a stand of tamaracks.  It was a swamp of very old trees and many of them were floating, part of the bog that…