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Dr. Stump

A Good Piece of Pine

Stopped by to see Dr. Stump this morning. Brushed some of the snow off of him and had a little chat. Must admit I complained a bit about the weather – the cold snap, deep snows, late spring. “Does it bother you, Doc?” I asked. — “Nah, not much,” he
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Inconvenience

In visiting Dr. Woodrow F. Stump this morning I mentioned my frustration with the state of gun-safety legislative hearings in Minnesota. That out of all the common sense proposals, including high capacity magazine restrictions, only one – universal background checks – may
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Crazy Squirrels

The squirrels have been acting WILD this morning after the storm. Leap-frogging over each other, doing back-flips, flying from one limb to another, releasing snow-bombs. Kathy said this does not bode well for the behavior of her 2 legged squirrels in school today. I asked Dr. Stump wh
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Cloak of Fresh Snow

Today we are living in “Narnia On Pine Point” again. 8.5 to 10 inches of beautiful white snow. Dr. Woodrow Stump hiding under a white cloak and top hat. Young pines and firs bowing their heads and big pine boughs bending toward the earth. A crystal-white MN winter day.
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Dr. Stump Ambivalent About the Cold

Went out into the deep-freeze woods for a short walk and stopped by to see Dr. Woodrow Stump, the only practicing psychologist I know who keeps 24/7 office hours. I asked how he felt about the cold. “Ambivalent”, was his answer. Not what I expected. “You feel ambival
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Wisdom from Dr. Stump

Stopped by the woods this afternoon to visit my friend Dr. Woodrow Stump, Psychologist. We were conversing quietly about the neighborhood and the habits of some of the neighbors. “How do you feel about woodpeckers, Doc?” I asked. “Oh, they’re OK, I guess,”
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Dr. Stump on Climate Change

My friend Dr. Woodrow F. Stump is very smart – wise in the ways of the woods, and in psychology. But he doesn’t know a thing about climate change. When I try to explain super- storms, melting glaciers, giant wildfires, droughts, and why it’s RAINING in Minnesota in J
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A Good Winter’s Day

It’s a grand, bright day outside and at least it feels like Minnesota. There’s a fresh winter wind and the tall pines are tossing their green locks around. A light film of snow covers yesterday’s rain-corrupted snush, enough to show the night-time tracks of the gray
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Dr. Stump Sits in Silence

Doctor Woodrow F. Stump was quiet this morning, as is his wont… In fact the entire woods was quiet – no wind in the pines, no shrieking of jays or caterwauling of crows. Which made all the more lovely the sweet little 2-note songs of the chickadees when they came around. T
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Dr. Stump on Mental Health

Dr. Woodrow F. Stump, the only practicing psychologist I know who keeps 24/7 office hours, was in his office in the woods this morning. As usual. (Yes, he’s a real stump. Yes, “F” stands for Forest.) Doc was quiet, as is his wont… The waiting lobby, however, wa
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