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Where the Streets are Paved with Gold

I went to my home town of Schaller, Iowa the first weekend of November. While visiting with the family, I went for a walk to see the uncommon phenomenon of a "bin-buster" harvest. Yes, this unappetizing-looking mess is the sign of a good harvest: so much corn there’s room in the silo, so they have […]

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A Poem for Pop-Corn Days

Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002The Jaycees Beer Garden A local band blangs away  from a flatbed stageIn a beer garden walled  by semitrailers The singer channels the Foo Fighters  like him, we’re “Lookin’ for the sky to save me,   “Lookin’ for a sign of life” In front of the stage a young mother “dances” with her daughter.She’s wearing a […]