Storms are approaching. How do you fair?

sailboats in port washington

Sail boats in Port Washington


Quote of the day:

“You betta gitchor life”

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Sarah spent hours on this... and then went to school the next morning.

Sarah spent hours on this… and then went to school the next morning.

I am not sure what it means, but it took a long time.  She gave it away the next day.  I was sad, but I was glad she took pictures of it.

Here is a child who operates outside of teacher assignments.  What will her life be?  As her father, I pray for her peace and safety.

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There is so much more, but this is something.

There is so much more, but this is something.


I have a freezer full of deer meat and a ten point buck rack on a shelf in my living room.

spoils of victor


OK then… I found the shed in a deep woods area and the venison was given to me by my mentor who shot the deer from about 100 yards out.  I have stories, and I will tell them, but not now.  Now is the time to enjoy the Christmas season and your family.  God is good and you are very very loved.  Peace beautiful people.  Peace.

Faith and the Senses


The past is inaccurate, because we cannot determine how it was in fact, no matter how hard we try. We must rely on people’s memory, which is treacherous, because memory is constantly juggling and revising the data of experience. Even when people say they were present when something happened, one cannot trust them, but usually they simply repeat as a fact what they heard from other people. In telling about an event, we ourselves cannot avoid revising it, because our narrative simplifies and composes a whole out of selected components, while omitting others. It suffices to compare our knowledge of facts with their depiction in chronicles, journalistic accounts, memoirs, to understand the need for fantasizing that is somehow inscribed in the language itself, and which draws us into the forest of fiction.  -Czeslaw Milosz


What do you see? What do you believe?

Kierkegaard said that when we label each other, we negate each other.  So often our labels are messed up and inaccurate.  So often what we see does not match what we think we know and there-for we stop seeing well and accurately.  What do you know for sure?  I contend that it is not much.  What are you to do?  Trust God.  Do not judge.  Love the ones you are with.  Love them as well as you are able.  Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for you.


We live by faith not by sight.

-2 Corinthians 5:7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned . . . everything that does not come from faith is sin.

-Romans 14:22-23

Door County

I spent the best years of my youth in Door County, and I am now returning to hunt it.  Ciganek – the Renaissance man – is teaching me these things.  We took our 13 year old boys up to scope out a spot near Mink River.  Thank you to my generous sister for putting us up.  Our boys enjoyed the outdoors and I enjoyed my niece’s two sons, Michael and Parker, (11 and 5 respectively).  I woke at five on Saturday to find Parker, fully dressed, pacing the hallway.  I said:  You’re an early riser Parker.  He replied:  So are you.  He was waiting for someone to turn on Saturday Morning Cartoons for him.

It was an enjoyable time out of doors in the Northern Door.  Here are a few images to help me remember: