Wow, is this ever nice. Hope to see some of you out there this week. Say thank you right to yer face.
Winter before last, my snow plow shoes finally wore out to the point even Tom couldn’t save them, so I bought a new pair.
Then early last winter we had a whopper of a snowstorm (little did we know it was only the beginning). I plowed out our driveway and outbuildings and the lane, then plowed out two of the neighbors. After parking the truck, I gave it the ol’ post-plow walk-around and discovered one of my brand new shoes was missing.
Let’s be polite, and say I was disheartened.
All-in-all, three hours in the plow truck and several miles of snowbanks. Somewhere out there, buried in all that white, was a $34 piece of iron. I retraced my work, expecting to find nothing, and found exactly that.
Then last week I was typing in my little room with the window open for the first time all year when it occurred to me I ought to take a walk along the driveway to see if I could find that shoe. I got halfway to the mailbox but the snowbanks still hadn’t completely melted, so I turned and headed the other way, out the ridge where I plowed the lane.
Then I spotted something…
I took a closer look…
I followed the trail of spacers and found…
Price tag still on it! And then, to complete the trifecta…
It’s nice to see the daffodils sprout and all that, but that’s pretty much the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all spring. Felt like I won the lottery…for $34.
Rule is, if yer gonna grump about bad luck, you gotta give the cosmos a nod when you get good luck. So there y’go.
Tom turkey all swell and swagger by the septic. Hen having none of it. Love is hard work.
Friday: Fish Creek, Wisconsin, with Tent Show Radio. Saturday: Richland Center, Wisconsin, with Tent Show Radio. And the following week? Wisconsin Rapids (Mike), Adams (Mike), Wild Rose (Mike and the Long Beds).
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike talks about accidentally meeting a rapper in the country
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This beautiful multimedia piece profiles two people (Barry and Laurie) who have changed my life, and beautifully captures how their art is defined as much by how they live as by what they produce.
Thanks to Paul. I enjoyed this interview.