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  1. Origin Story


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    John married Emily in June on the northwest prairie of Minnesota. The world is so big in the Red River Valley -- the horizon so far, the light so magnified -- that it seemed exactly the place for…

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    • Oslo sunshine, Bergen rain


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      In Oslo to launch the Norwegian edition of Peace Like a River, Robin and I took the chance to see as much of the country as time allowed. Our son Reed joined us there - that's him with Yorick…

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      • Northern Blue


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        We walked onto a ship in Bodo, Norway, a city bombed to ashes by the Luftwaffe in 1940, and departed north through the Lofoten Islands for Tromso. Above the Arctic Circle the days were still short…

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        • Just What I Needed


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          • Big Medicine


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            It’s just a snowmelt stream, maybe half a mile long from low-pasture source to its mouth in a standing pond. Inches wide in places, dry before summer -- yet crouching next to it you see why…

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            • Autumn for the Desolate Twins Fan


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              A lot of us thought this was the year. No. But there were some transcendent moments, as when the great Thome hit that walk-off homer in the tenth against Chicago. That ball landed in the pavilion…

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              • Frost Boy


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                Our sons came home for the weekend, so we made a movie. The idea was to create a sort of Norse myth, with frost-giants and so forth, but you know how it is -- all we had was a Kodak, a tripod, and…

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                • What the kite sees -


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                  - in this case, a lot of water. Sailing the Apostles on a cool sunny afternoon, Ty put his GoPro at risk under a 7-foot delta kite. We improvised a Picavet suspension rig and sent it up 200 feet…

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                  • apples


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                    First thing we did after moving to the farm in 1997 was plant a few apple trees. It's a tough life for a tender sapling -- there's drought to weather, and disease, and the deer who drift…

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                    • Smoke


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                      On a tiny scrap of island near our home stands a battered cabin, long abandoned. Who built it, and why they went away, are mysteries. Every winter I ski out there - to look for clues, and to pay…

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                      • Dark, Stormy


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                        Storms have tumbled through the Apostles frequently this summer. If you're out on the water, they're a challenge; if tied into a slip at the marina, as we were here, they're simply…

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                        • frostlit


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                          Evidence preserved from last weekend's frost event, which arrived early Saturday after days of strange persistent fog. For two hours all rules were suspended - gravity, for example, was less…

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