Tag: lakes


I think summer only really gets good when you do the same things over and over again, like grilling in the backyard, spending warm nights on the roof, listening to the crickets in bed and…going to the lake. It is satisfying to recall a season…

Field Report 021

Liepnitzsee, Brandenburg. The forecast was calling for cool temperatures and rain, June was almost over, I had spent way too many nice days and weekends at the computer, and my brain was starting to melt. So I fled in the afternoon and made the hour…


Mound, Minnesota circa 1950 This is how we roll where I come from; let the babes loose in the snow and let them figure it out. And yet despite my lifelong training, I almost managed to break my head last night on the Berlin sidewalks….

New sheriffs in town

Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1952 I saw a ghost from my balcony on Friday evening. Dusk was underway and no one was out—except for one really short, old-fashioned ghost (you know, the huge white sheet with cutout eye holes kind). The ghost was kicking its way…

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