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“That’s where you belong…”

Damp elk moccasins scuffed away duff. Dew drops clung to the bushy cedar’s bough tips. Sweep by sweep, the nest took shape. Msko-waagosh, the returned white captive who spent his youth among the Ojibwe, sat cross-legged in the depression. A … Continue reading

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Not Worth the Risk

Thursday, 3 November 1763 Quick glances proved fruitless. Somewhere overhead little claws scratched bark. A different fox squirrel chattered in a distant slender oak. A yellow poplar leaf whip-sawed earthward. Gnats flitted about. The air smelled warm, damp and fall-like. … Continue reading

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“I am with you always…”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“…the next best choice…”

Two sizable flocks of Canada geese fed in the small pasture the previous night. An hour before, well to the west, the birds cupped their wings. A stiff east wind aided a gentle, almost mystical, descent. The geese took flight … Continue reading

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“…no thought for the morrow…”

Snowflakes stuck to “Old Turkey Feathers’” barrel, yet the Northwest gun remained still. The small six-ponter stepped closer and closer, cross-wind, eighteen paces distant, on the mid-trail, down a steep slope. Large white flakes drifted earthward in the calm gray … Continue reading

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No Need for the Hunter’s Prayer

Damp, melting snow pitter patted. The constant dripping sounded like a slow, steady drizzle. Hardwoods populate the lower two-thirds of the west slope of the long ridge. An unusual abundance of brown leaves remained on the branches and twigs. White … Continue reading

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A Time of Peace…

Goose wings swished overhead. A solitary “Ke-honk” echoed over the hardwoods, causing a returned white captive to look up and take solace. The single goose winged west to the remaining silver ribbon of open water that flowed between the icy … Continue reading

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A Toll for Re-Living History

Distant clucks teased. Elk moccasins danced around the broken down top of a white ash tree. When the tree fell it bent earthward six or seven red cedar trees with trunks the size of a stout blacksmith’s upper arm. The … Continue reading

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