Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Climatic War Zone

The arrival of fall has turned Humptulips County into a climatic war zone.  Even as I write I can hear thunder in the distance and rain is falling regularly as it has been for the last three days.  This is … Continue reading

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Autumnal Pas de Deux

Autumn arrived precisely on schedule this year in Humptulips County.  For once, the calendar and the weather decided to dance a pas de deux and the day of the autumnal equinox coincided with declining temperatures and the first rains of fall.  You can always … Continue reading

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A Harebrained Proposal?

“People should be allowed to pursue their happiness in the competitive market. But it makes no sense to require people to compete in the market for basic goods. Those who lack such goods have little chance of winning them in … Continue reading

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Letters! We get letters!

I’ve just finished reading The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner (Page Stegner, Ed.) and have begun reading The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, Eds.).  I have several other collections of letters – those of J. R. R. … Continue reading

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