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Turn Left At The Cornfield

Learning how to hurry up and slow down.

July 14, 2016
by Prairie Writer
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On Reading…

Ah, Utopia where the alfalfa stays green year ‘round, where homesteaders aren’t chilled “to the bone” with the wind and cold, and where random nocturnal birds don’t attack the windows of one’s abode. This writer and the resident woodsman are … Continue reading

March 27, 2016
by Prairie Writer
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On Gratitude…

Gratitude is “…the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness…” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  According to most five-year-old children, it is being nice, minding one’s manners, as well as remembering to say, “Please,” … Continue reading

January 26, 2016
by Prairie Writer
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Clarity….

Clarity, by definition, has four attributes or qualities, “…the quality of being clear, in particular with the quality of coherence and intelligibility; the quality of being easy to see or hear, sharpness of image or sound; the quality of being certain … Continue reading

October 4, 2015
by Prairie Writer
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It’s CHILI weather

When the warmth of summer breezes takes a decided shift and the winds come from the northern polar cap; it’s time for a lovely bowl of beans, beef, and beautiful red and green Anaheim peppers.  The chili concoction favored by the woodsman is … Continue reading

August 15, 2015
by Prairie Writer
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The First of Many Lessons

What this bona fide, dyed-in the-wool city dweller learned after moving to the rolling hills of Southeastern Iowa in rural Van Buren County could fill volumes. With a population of around 7,500 people, there are no stoplights, and nary a fast food restaurant in the county. What is lacking in … Continue reading