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Notes from the Small Pond…Prudence, moderation and all that other nonsense

September 7, 2013 in Pine Journal

What’s the point of moderation anyway? I mean, the ancient Greeks, famously extolling the virtue of moderation, weren’t exactly exemplary practitioners of the virtue, were they? Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond….Coaching

July 20, 2013 in Pine Journal

This woman I know makes an actual living as a coach. Not hockey or jujitsu or water skiing. Just coaching. She’s a “Life Coach.” Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond….HAIR

March 2, 2013 in Pine Journal

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Notes from the Small Pond…Linguistics

February 23, 2013 in Pine Journal

Whoever invented that stupid nursery rhyme about “sticks and stones breaking bones” and “names never hurting” was just plain wrong and did more harm to generations of grower-uppers than Captain Kangaroo could ever heal. Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond… Dearly Hunting

November 30, 2012 in Pine Journal

What could possibly go wrong? Predawn. Five layers of clothing. Sleep-Groggy. High-powered rifle in mittened hand. Climbing a tree. Wet and icy. Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond…Lullaby

November 18, 2012 in Pine Journal

A few midnights ago when the cold rain was black and the trees outside my window scratched against the house from the wind and the dim glow of the streetlight on the corner bled into my bedroom like liquid, I realized I was in that familiar, lovely state between dreaming and consciousness. Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond…Wedding Excerpts

October 20, 2012 in Pine Journal

There’s some amazing conversation that happens at and around weddings and if you’re an expert eaves-dropper like me, it can be entertaining, poignant and downright beautiful. Continue Reading

Notes from the Small Pond-The impotency of titles and adjectives

September 23, 2012 in Pine Journal

A buddy of mine recently graduated from his “Leadership Duluth” class. A few years ago he completed the “Blandin Leadership Program.” So. Now he’s a leader. George-Freaking-Washington.
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Notes from the Small Pond…What you gotta understand is…

August 11, 2012 in Pine Journal

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