REWRITING HISTORY-COMMUNIQUE’

I live in a small community in S.W. Minnesota and within our community we have a beautiful body of water called Okabena Lake. I’m a student of history and enjoy keenly the journals of historic explorers that traversed this region in the early days of expansion. The name Okabena is purported to be a Siouian…
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Gathering Of Nations-the Largest Native American PowWow In The Americas

AT LAST!!!! We have always wanted to exhibit at the largest Native American PowWow in the Americas – The Gathering of Nations – and at last we had been accepted. It was exciting, yet everything seemed wrong. It was too far (Minnesota to New Mexico) and too costly. It didn’t matter. We very much wanted…
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The Day After-Communique’

I’ve got such thoughtful friends! I’ve received a few emails, wondering how I’m doing after the election? This is a big deal because a couple of them understand that we share a difference of political philosophy and they have happened to win big this past Tuesday. I’ve been on a self imposed blackout for the…
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MEET The GUYS THAT OWN The SKY !

MEET THE GUYS THAT OWN THE SKY!   They wandered into my store one day and I thought I recognized them. After I greeted them, I realized these fellows are industrial crane operators. In South Western Minnesota crane operators are the big boys! This region is home to one of the largest wind generator fields…
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Micro-Climates And The Getman Cherry Red Orchards

ROADNOTES-STARDATE AUGUST TENTH TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN I phone my artist friends and ask “will we see you in Breckenridge, Co. exhibiting at the art fair?” A long hesitation…..” Our R.V. can’t make it up that steep mountain at 12,000 ft”. We set off with a devil-may-care attitude. We travel in an RV with a turbo…
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