Category Archives: Tales from the front lines

It is snowing ‘here’

and it is beautiful! The grounds of the Stately Manor this Saturday afternoon are a snow globe, lightly shaken. A Grandma Moses painting come to life. The falling snow blankets the blue spruce and dwarf white pine while, inside, the … Continue reading

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Hunkering down at Stately Blaska Manor

Riding out the storm! The indentured servants at Stately Blaska Manor are battening the hatches. Stockpiling provisions. Girding for the big one. The b&w rabbit-eared Philco advises that the Emerald City here in southern Wisconsin is under a winter storm … Continue reading

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Spread a little non-political Christmas cheer

Beware of conservatives bearing gifts! Two Christmases ago, sent a gift subscription of National Review to a sibling of the Democrat(ic) persuasion. Thought he would enjoy good writing from a different perspective. Hasn’t spoken to the Head Groundskeeper for over … Continue reading

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Take a detour to rural Wisconsin farm art

You are invited to pull over and ponder a while. A little bit northwest of Madison WI the countryside is dotted with transitory art carrying whimsical doses of environmental consciousness that goes down easy. This year’s Farm Art D’Tour  makes … Continue reading

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The little white church binds generations of family

A sense of history and place. Much moved by the funeral ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II this morning. The Queen was piped into Westminster Abbey by a phalanx of bagpipers. Watching at home, we could say that, a few years … Continue reading

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Opening this sanctuary blogge even to progressives!

and Mandela Barnes is tough on endorsements! Yikes! Forgot that September 14 was our 48th wedding anniversary! I blame sudden-onset senility compounded by the week your congenial host wore a coronavirus face mask in April 2020. To make up for … Continue reading

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