Archive for February 2013

Dear Ken – Fishing Dad at the End of His Line

Dear Ken – Fishing Dad at the End of His Line
Dear Ken: I have an eight year old son “Bobby” and a ten year old daughter “Susie.” I’ve been trying to get Bobby and Susie interested in going fishing with me for the last few years and I seem to have hit a wall in their interest. Three years ago I bought them both some... Read more »

View from the Porch – Nearly Fifty Three Years of Hating Winter

View from the Porch – Nearly Fifty Three Years of Hating Winter
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ My first memory of winter, I had to be four years old. There were five of us living in a one bedroom... Read more »

View from the Porch – Harbingers of Spring

View from the Porch – Harbingers of Spring
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ As the sky lightened, a couple of song birds could be heard in the trees in the neighborhood. Their songs didn’t last... Read more »
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View from the Porch – Clouds of Geese, a Pissed off Dog and Tracks in the Snow

View from the Porch – Clouds of Geese, a Pissed off Dog and Tracks in the Snow
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ Last night at dusk I stood out on my front porch and watched the geese return to the river by the hundreds.... Read more »

View from the Porch – Squirrels, Bald Eagles and the Annoying Neighborhood Dogs

View from the Porch – Squirrels, Bald Eagles and the Annoying Neighborhood Dogs
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ _________ Every morning when I step out onto my porch, the squirrels come running. Sometimes it will be just one, other days... Read more »

Fox River Bald Eagles are Heading Home

Fox River Bald Eagles are Heading Home
Or wherever it is they go when they decided to leave the Fox River. I never have bothered to look up the migration habits and patterns of bald eagles. I’m assuming when they’re not here, they’re up in Canada somewhere or soaring over a mountain out west. There are a few that seem to have... Read more »
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Dear Ken

Dear Ken
Dear Ken: My wife and I have been together for 25 years and married for 20 of those. We have three wonderful kids all in their late teens. We love each other, respect each other and have a lot of common interests that we enjoy doing together. Our sex life was never hot and heavy,... Read more »

Wildlife Watching and Grocery Shopping

Heading east from my house in Yorkville, which I usually have to do when working, I quickly descend into suburbia and it pretty much stays like that all the way to Chicago. Rows of townhomes that all look alike and the same goes for the stand alone homes in the subdivisions. I like passing the... Read more »

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time
I like to read well written short stories about the outdoors. The specific topic is unimportant, as long as it is well written. My bookshelf is stuffed with books of short story collections either by individual writers or a collection of writers writing about specific types of outdoor adventures. If you go looking for stories... Read more »
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