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movie time at the cinemark: den of thieves

A movie day in January can be a risky endeavor.  You may get a chance to catch a classy Oscar contender if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing, or you may be stuck with a filler flick, … Continue reading

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the sad fate of the yeti

The yetis of winter will soon be footstools on the bottom shelf, among the roses and Mason jars of spring.

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happy new year …(i hope)

Sorry this isn’t a more positive greeting to 2018, but it’s the best I could manage. But at least this little brushwork guy looks vaguely hopeful. The suggestion of background represents snow and deep cold, the round face could be … Continue reading

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football talk from boxing day

(Think of this, if you like, as the post from the 27th, celebrating a particularly pleasing outing of the traditional Boxing Day football and some truly excellent  football talk. Unfortunately the last two days haven’t lent themselves to celebration, but … Continue reading

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the possum lady of old kekionga

(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part 5

(Our traditional Christmas Episode …) “And they’re ours.  Rudolph and the Grinch belong to everybody.  But the Christmas Wolves are Kekionga’s.” Nobody had much to say to that . And so there, Iowa thought.  Logic, mythic or otherwise, was one … Continue reading

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christmas wolves part 4

(The discussion of Kekionga’s official Christmas story continues in part 4 of the Christmas Episode.) “My guess,” said another voice, deep and with some kind of weird lilting accent Iowa could never quite identify, “is that the historical models were … Continue reading

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christmas wolves part 3

(Every traditional Christmas story is open to debate … the traditional Kekionga Christmas story continues) Clap. Clap. Clap.  Iowa heard the “slow clap” applause behind her and didn’t even have to turn around to know who it was. “Very nice, … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part 2

(Our Kekionga Christmas story continues.) “I can’t believe you’ve never heard of the Christmas Wolves.” Iowa was slightly amazed.  “It must really be a local thing.” “Sorry, never heard of them,” Jack replied, shrugging in an embarassed sort of way.  … Continue reading

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christmas wolves-part 1

(Part one of our classic Kekionga Christmas Episode, the story of the Christmas Wolves.) Iowa Ginsberg walked through downtown Kekionga, enjoying the weekend-before-Christmas holiday atmosphere with the glorious smug relief of someone who had finished her last exam yesterday.  Finals … Continue reading

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