Short Stories

5: Where Have All The Whitefish Gone… A Long Time Passing

This article was first published in Logberg Heimskringla. Billy Valgardson, my longtime friend, once teacher and often a mentor, has a gift for pressing hot buttons in my emotional library. Recently, on Facebook, he managed to do so again with a posting on the wonderful whitefish dinner he had just enjoyed with his Aunt Dilla … Continue...read more

4: The Power of Human Connection

As I was writing Vikings on a Prairie Ocean, several pieces that I had written as fictionalized accounts based on historical facts did not find their way into the final manuscript and I now publish them on this web site as a mini-series sequel. Preface:  In 1855 a young Irishman, Fredrick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, the Earl of … Continue...read more

3: “I’ll just go back fishing in Hecla”

As I was writing Vikings on a Prairie Ocean, several pieces that I had written as fictionalized accounts based on historical facts did not find their way into the final manuscript and I now publish them on this web site as a mini-series sequel. David Tomasson was a special man. It is often said that … Continue...read more

2: When Knowledge Came with a Knock

As I was writing Vikings on a Prairie Ocean, several pieces that I had written as fictionalized accounts based on historical facts did not find their way into the final manuscript and I now publish them on this web site as a mini-series sequel. With the first sight of the Hamlet, children started running from … Continue...read more

1: Thank God for the Fish

As I was writing Vikings on a Prairie Ocean, several pieces that I had written as fictionalized accounts based on historical facts did not find their way into the final manuscript and I now publish them on this web site as a mini-series sequel. … 1881…the assault continues. Now the haylands are under water. It … Continue...read more