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A Cacophony of Cranes: A Symphony in Three Parts

Part 1                             The wonder of the earth fills my soul.  Ritual interactions with seasonal events are not to be missed.  And so, every fall for many years … Continue reading

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The Boys with the Shovels: The CCC at Pokagon State Park

For 62 years, veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps, most of them from Company 556, have been coming to Indiana’s Pokagon State Park on the last Sunday in July, for the oldest continuous CCC reunion in the country. For the … Continue reading

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My Mother Never Warned Me about the House on the Rock

For years I have loved south central Wisconsin, a beautiful land of lakes and rocks and rivers. Within a fifty-mile or so radius of Madison are many wonders, both natural and manmade, and I have wandered the old roads about … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Sodas, a Carousel, and Two Rivers: My Logansport

Just up the old Michigan Road from Indianapolis, about 75 miles, is Logansport, which, given its key location at the confluence of two rivers (the Eel and the Wabash), existed even before this historic route was platted to it.  Logansport was a … Continue reading

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Snow Wonder

Early January: It is snowing–a big, old-fashioned snow as pictured on the Christmas cards.  The snow of my dreams, the snow of my childhood–at least as I remember it. I grew up in Michiana glacial lakeland where the prevailing winds … Continue reading

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On the Confectionery Trail: A Movable Christmastime Feast

A new tradition began a year ago.  It happened to be on my mother’s birthday, which is why this trip is now marked to become an annual event though it was just a coincidence the first time.  Mom is gone … Continue reading

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The Road Less Taken: Indiana’s Upper Right Corner

I always love a chance to go to the northern part of our state where the glaciers left behind lots of lakes and rolling terrain. And Pokagon State Park, one of our earliest, dating to 1925, in Steuben County is … Continue reading

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I Believe in Dr. Film!

I was asked to write a guest column in “Dr. Film’s Blog.”  Read it here: http://www.drfilm.net/blog/?p=463

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Following in My Foodstops: Pie in the Sky

Pie Day?  Who thought of this?  And who would be crazy enough to drive 170 miles to check it out?  Pie Day? Well, to answer the second question, I was.  Clay’s Family Restaurant, a stone’s throw from the Michigan state … Continue reading

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The Road Less Taken: Up the Pendleton Pike

  Just a short trip from Indianapolis up Pendleton Pike is, well, the town of Pendleton, a pleasant place to play hooky for an afternoon.  I discovered it years ago, exploring the charms of a nineteenth century road, Pendleton Pike.  … Continue reading

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