Tag Archives: Les Phillips

Partisan

While doing a deep dive into my archives I came upon this interior shot of a barracks room in El Moro Fortress. I think it is a metaphor for partisanship and what happens in the partisan’s mind. I’ll let you … Continue reading

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Round Barn

Round Barn, 1902, Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin             photo 1988 The History of Trempealeau County, has an entry about this land and barn, recorded for all posterity: Ludwig O. Goplin. Among the farmers of Gale Township who are recognized as … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017 – What have We Learned?

We are in the 16th year of the longest war in American history. It’s the Memorial Day weekend. As a nation we remember all those who have served our nation in war, sacrificed their mental and physical health, and for … Continue reading

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Restoration of the People’s House

School children in the newly restored rotunda at the Minnesota State House. I was at the Minnesota State Capitol, “The People’s House”, a few days ago. On any day when the government is in session, it rings with the sounds … Continue reading

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Rincon 38, Tapas with Style

Rincon 38’s, Cordon Bleu trained, Chef Hector Ruiz. Yesterday evening I had a hankering for tapas, those delicious morsels that can be eaten as appetizers or as a meal. Lucky for me, Rincon 38 had opened its doors for the … Continue reading

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Valentines Day

    Lovers at sunset, on the walls of the medieval city of Carcassone, France. Valentines Day is a concocted business holiday like Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Created to promote the sales of greeting cards, diamonds, and chocolate. Yet, despite … Continue reading

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Delight

Recently, I was invited to the birthday party of a friend’s three-old girl, Olivia. I’m not a parent, so I wasn’t certain exactly what to expect, except that there would be a lot of noise and energy. There was a … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale

One grey Ohio winter when I was about 10, my mother, father and I drove from Columbus north to my Uncle Norman’s farm, a few miles outside of Fostoria. It was Sunday and we were going to visit my father’s … Continue reading

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Magic and Music

  HamDog bluegrass band playing at Patisserie 46, 10/06/2012 I believe in magic, not the illusions of the magician or the spells of the conjurer, but the magic that suffuses the fabric of life. It is an everyday magic that, … Continue reading

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Baptism and Belonging

        Andrew’s Baptism at South Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rothsay, MN This last weekend I had the pleasure of gathering with my wife’s family for the baptism of the latest member, Andrew. It was the first time that I … Continue reading

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