Season of Song

Season of Song

The toes are tapping, and I am glad of it. Not one foot, but dozens of them scattered under the semicircle of chairs for the first middle school band concert of the year. Some are on the downbeat, some are on the up beat, but all, mostly, are in sync. And I am glad of…

Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

The hummingbirds left first. And it won’t be long before the loons leave too, taking with them their happy, haunting music. All summer we enjoyed their company on a lake in Northern Wisconsin. And now, these feathered friends and hundreds of other species are leaving on their long journey across the country to as far…

Walking With Wolves

Walking With Wolves

I am not afraid.    Though maybe I should be, for I am walking with wolves.   Not literally, or course, but we are on the same trail.  I know this because I frequently see their tracks along the snow-covered isolated road that I hike in northern Wisconsin. My road is also abuzz with the prints of deer, snowshoe rabbit, and fox, but it is…