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Having been born and raised in Northern Minnesota, I am quite familiar with the wiles of winter. Snow, ice, and blizzards are simply a matter of course. Modern conveniences such as central heating and the national weather service have tamed winter to the degree that most storms are little more […]

A Long Winter

February 7th marked the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder (and February 13th marked the 160th birthday of her husband Almanzo).  To take a little time to remember my childhood hero’s special birthday I temporarily set aside a couple of upcoming Renaissance projects, re-read “The Long Winter” (my favorite book […]

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