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The Writing Life

When last I wrote you, it was the eve of the big interview with Michael Perry, Wisconsin writer. Usually when we do these things, we talk to our interviewee via phone. 640 more words


A Fan in Barn Boots

I recently bought The book Montaigne in Barn Boots By Michael Perry.  I buy every book Mr. Perry puts out as well as his musical CDs.  244 more words

The Trip to Bethlehem

An Advent Devotion for December 22
Read Micah 5:2-5

“But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me… 319 more words

Christmas & Epiphany

Montaigne in Barn Boots

Since I have enjoyed the essays of both Montaigne and Michael Perry in the past (like the one I called his “armchair farming book,” Coop… 1,113 more words

"...A meal like this makes you want to live forever, if only for the scent of warm pesto in January."

“The pesto and angel hair are warm in the bowl on my lap, the fragrances of olive oil and basil blending the exotic and familiar, equal parts sunny Tuscan hillside and hometown dirt. 24 more words


...as soothing as a large man with a gun can be.

Michael Perry writes about where the rubber of everyday life meets the road in rural Wisconsin. This book is hung on a framework of visits to a neighbor down the road, a guy named Tom, married to Arlene, coming up on his sixtieth wedding anniversary. 651 more words


Greenfingers Charity

We all know gardening is good for us. Whether it’s the exercise, eating fresh produce or just being closer to nature, horticulture offers so many rewards.  399 more words