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Being an Author

Looking for beauty…

In the woods, beauty and meaning are often hiding in unexpected places. An old white cedar occupies a quiet corner of the Church In The Pines forest. In the swirl of its great roots, clutching fast to its small plot of earth, it illustrates strength, endurance, and the integrity of be
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The golden sun warms the good earth

The golden sun warms the good earth as…. well, not so much, really. Our distant star casts a cold light across the frozen snow fields west of Pine Point, Minnesota.
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No App for This

There’s no app for this…
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To Waconia I Wander

Off to see the boys and girls of Southview Elementary in Waconia MN today!
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Gratitude for Artist Initiative Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board

Friends: The Minnesota State Arts Board has requested that I acknowledge my award of a 2013 “Artist Initiative” Grant in Prose from the MSAB…. Wow. As the honoree-recipient, I am so very grateful. The grant will allow me creative time over the next year to write a bo
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Birds Would Love Bach

I am listening to Bach as I process book orders in my little cabin office, with its windows overlooking the snowy bird-feeding station in the river-woods. And it occurs to me that Bach must have been a birder, for he wrote so much music that is perfect for watching birds. I think the
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No One But You Excerpt

“There are so many things in the world – so many important things to be taught, to be shown. But the best things, the most important ones of all, are the ones no one can teach you or show you or explain. No one can discover them but you…” No One But You ~ Dougl
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A Visit to Lester Park Elementary

I spent a long (good) day in a school yesterday, as I do so often with young boys and girls. Talking about books and young dreams.
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Thanks to Pine City

Wonderful 2 days in the Pine City schools, with programs for K thru 6 students, and a special visit with “Alternative Learning” High School students, where we discussed my own struggles with school, reading, ADHD, and dyslexia. They were great listeners and audience. Plus
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