This St. Patrick’s Day we’re experiencing coronavirus chaos. Yet there are still many reasons to celebrate.
Isn’t this a cool tractor? It’s a 1939 Ford 9N, packing in 80 years of all-purpose, workhorse reliability. These days its main jobs are moving our chicken coops in summer and hauling wood in winter. With a bit of patience on the startup, this ol’ boy has as much get-up-and-go as the day its treads […]
Obviously, I’m not quite ready to give up the holidays. It seems I’m looking for any excuse at all to continue the festivities, so here’s to a warm and cheery Perihelion Day! Perhaps you already knew this — I did not until I saw it on my Wisconsin Phenology Calendar —but perihelion is the term […]
Last week I was stopped at a Madison intersection along side this gentleman. “Homeless,” his sign read. “Anything helps.” I gave him some money, wished him God’s blessings and moved on with the green light. Homeless. Jobless. Sick child. Hungry dog. These are the signs of street beggars. They populate our cities and evoke a complexity of consciousness. […]
Isn’t this a pretty stream? I saw it a couple weeks ago while meandering through the Wisconsin countryside. Obviously, this year’s Christmas landscape was rather blasé, but here was a winding ribbon of blue to brighten things up. When this Bible passage came up on my New Years’ verse-a-day, I immediately thought of this scene. In context, the Isaiah passage is […]