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China, Go with all Your Heart

Day 25 NaPoWriMo. With 1.4 billion people, China needs to be a part of our world tour. My friend, Joe Heil, regularly goes to China to meet with ginseng customers. Wisconsin and Joe are known to grow some of the … Continue reading

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Viking Ship

I wrote this poem after a week in Norway, a visit to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, and reading William Sullivan’s book  “The Ship in the Hill.” Being of Norwegian and Swedish decent, this was a very connecting trip … Continue reading

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Tap Root

Tap root 6/20/2015 for Father’s Day with the whole family together to celebrate When we burst forth from the womb, we sink it down into the homestead of our grandfathers A new umbilical cord Connection to the bones of old … Continue reading

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My first time in Scotland. A week in Edinburgh. Great city. Here’s the poem: Eddie Edinburgh city of happy lilts and kilts, of plump haggis with buttery mashed tatties and earthy turn-neeps. The pubs polished wood firelights where the weather … Continue reading

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The Long Trek home

The long trek home from Oregon to Wisconsin The little ’96 Honda purring down the road through the deep green gorge of Oregon glancing at kite surfers who flip over white caps as the windmill dotted cliffs look down. through … Continue reading

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Mauser “black widow” pistol

Mauser “black widow” pistol Woke to a pink sky that quickly turned to steel. Steel, the color of worn bluing on a World War II Mauser at the gun show. How many deceiving pink sunrises did that pistol witness? Cold, … Continue reading

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Boston from Above and Below

Boston from Above and Below Top of the hub Boston from above City at night Sparkling Modern Streaming ribbon of traffic High rising topography of lights to the edge of the unlit harbor. Rich lobster bisque and a designer martini. … Continue reading

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