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  • Winter Storm Warning – Yeah, Right

    So, a winter storm warning is in effect up in my trout camp neck of the woods, which they’ve modified at least a half a dozen times in the past 36 hours, changing snowfall total amounts, wind warnings to no wind warnings, etcetera, etcetera. While it is snowing, it started about 7:30 a.m. EST, and […]?

  • Just A Peek at the Setting Sun

    Though the pine trees which proliferate my trout camp effectively block my view westward of the setting sun, they do allow an eye-catching peek which dazzles.

  • Black Capped Chickadee Joie de vivre

    After recently adding more permanent quarters to my trout camp holdings, I hung a couple of suet cakes for the year long bird residents in northern Michigan such as the Black Capped Chickadees, the White and Red Breasted Nuthatches, and the various woodpeckers which are about. For the first couple of weeks the suet cakes […]?

  • A Well Sanctioned Psalm and Prayer

    In 1774, in America’s pursuit of freedom, the first Continental Congress was held in Philadelphia, PA at Carpenter’s Hall. And while numerous individuals will claim that America was not founded as a Christian nation, there is no denying that the majority of men attending the first Continental Congress were indeed Christian men, whether of Congregational, […]?

  • Vox Day Misinterprets Proverbs 13:22

    Vox Day is a fairly intelligent and successful individual, but his hate of so-called Boomers, individuals who just happened to be born between the years 1946 and 1964, leads him into foolishness quite often. His most recent foolishness in this regard is displayed in a post titled Boomer Shock, wherein he not only derides individuals […]?

  • Why I Fished on Wednesday

    Took a wade in the Holy Waters of the AuSable river, near Grayling, MI, this past Wednesday. The skies were clear, the water low, and the temps were in the low 40s. I did not land any trout, though I had one nice bump at the streamer I was throwing, but the wade itself was […]?

  • Plans Sometimes Go Awry for the Best

    For 28 years I’ve owned a few acres on a blue ribbon trout stream in northern Michigan. The property sits on a hill above the creek and my sons, brothers, and I would sit at the top of the hill, facing eastward, and take a path we cut down the hill to check on whether […]?

  • Nature Displays God’s Hand

    Genesis 1:31 informs us that when God had completed His creation, He looked upon it and it was very good. It’s difficult to argue that what enthralls us when we see nature’s beauty, in all it’s manifestations, is not very good. Mere wind and sand makes the point. Sand Sculptures at Holland, Michigan

  • Mundane Dirt or Miracle Dirt?

    When Gerard Van der Leun posted this at his site KA-CHING!: I sent him a short email about the discovery of the drug Ivermectin, which was isolated from a bit of mundane dirt on a golf course outside Tokyo. It, meaning the properties of that bit of dirt, have NEVER been found anywhere else in […]?

“Prayers of Steel.”
Carl Sandburg – 1878-1967

“Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
Let me pry loose old walls.
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.”

“Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.
Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.
Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars”