When the light broke Friday morning outside the window of my dad’s hospital room, a dozen vultures were circling over downtown Des Moines, working their way slowly from the Raccoon River, over the old offices of the publisher of Better Homes & Gardens
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Saturday afternoon as I was working in the yard, I found a padded yellow envelope sitting on the hood of my truck, and immediately knew what it was: a…
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On our last Sunday in Berlin, we made an offering to a playground troll at the southwest corner of the Tiergarten, in the shadow of the golden angel we…
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Thursday morning I saw two men trying to rescue a beached Mercedes at the edge of town. They were on a sandbar in the Colorado, below the overpass that…
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Wednesday afternoon I saw my first rainbow of this brutal summer. When I stepped out of my guitar teacher’s house in north Austin, it started raining…
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Wednesday morning the edgeland cur and I set out at daybreak for a walk through the feral zone behind the industrial park. Agents of the limited…
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Wednesday morning as my daughter and I drove to school we saw a black dog loping along the main road near our home. A big intact male, its coat the…
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Friday afternoon I spotted a fisherman pulling a Bird out of the river, on a long line hanging down from the old bridge. I couldn’t see the human at the…
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