My Dinosaur Swamp

Pickerel Slough, Red Wing, Minnesota – July, 2003 Fluffy willow seeds drift like snow through the muggy summer air, alighting atop the chocolate-brown surface of Pickerel Slough. My once-white socks are sopping wet and an accretion of stinky black muck smothers my tennis shoes. Gnats swarm my face as I …

A Mixed Bag

Cannon River, Red Wing, Minnesota – April, 1995 Warm air wafts in through an open window, laden with the year’s first fresh smells of cut grass, the chirping of birds and the cheerful voices of children playing outside. It’s a t-shirt and shorts sort of day and I am buzzing …