Today: How my grandfather lost his farm in Vienna . . .

The Permanent Family Record

Tim Torkildson writes: “Subject: How my grandfather lost his farm.

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What this country has been needing, needs, will continue to need: ogichidaa.

Our times
And: In memoriam

Thursday email from Kathy S. of St. Paul: “William Kent Krueger writes books set in Minnesota. Most of them follow the character Cork (Corcoran) O’Connor, who is part Ojibwe and part Irish. Ojibwe words sometimes appear in the stories.

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How to battle the midwinter blues: shop projects, cheerful music, writing poetry . . . and steering clear of the “dark past”!

Life as we know it
Including: There’s nothin’ like a simile! And: Everyone’s a (literary) critic! (responsorial)

IGHGrampa: “Subject: Post-Season Blues.

“Like Tim Torkildson [BB, 2/5/2018], I often find myself fighting off the post-holidays blues.

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