If you deal the cards, they will come

If you deal the cards, they will come

If you deal the cards, they will come.  Fishermen fresh off the nearby lake, retired CEOs of large corporations, farmers enjoying a break on a Tuesday afternoon, musicians, judges, police officers, shift workers, social workers, teachers…if you deal the cards, they will come. They’ll bring with them the memories of their fathers, who taught them [...]

A fish tale

A fish tale

Lee Bergsbaken spent Tuesday morning ice fishing on Shawano Lake and then made his way to his regular weekly sheepshead game at Take a Chance in Advance. "I've got a nice bunch of blue gills if you want them," he told my husband as they made their way in to play a few hands. It [...]

A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

The sun set brilliantly over Lake Harriet yesterday as we took a brisk post-meal, pre-dessert walk. I am grateful for beautiful sunsets and people who appreciate them as much as I do. I am also grateful for a quirky daughter who set brilliantly the dinner table in her Minnesota apartment with astonishingly delicious, mostly foraged [...]

An abundance of Katherines and Mollys and Eds

An abundance of Katherines and Mollys and Eds

Sometimes, all it takes is an abundance of Katherines and Mollys and Eds to turn a drizzly October weekend into something so enjoyable you hardly notice when the best franchise in the whole NFL plays one of its worst football games in recent memory. Yikes. But, even the growing cacophony of one annoying but well-deserved [...]