Shamu, Splash & Solemn – Carole Stoa Senn

Emilio DeGrazia – Anne Gerber – Carole Stoa Senn

A riveting look of the creative writing and writing life of  Carole Stoa Senn

 

 

“Perhaps I have a need for much rougher prose or poetry than I had been anticipating. I’ve been wanting to write something jewel-like, but maybe what I want isn’t exactly the point.”  Carole Stoa Senn

“Carole’s story,” says Emilio DeGrazia in his introduction to this fascinating story, “is a necessarily fragmented account of how a talented and lovely young life was ravaged twice by violent attacks against which she had no way to defend herself.”


Amazon Reviews

Julia Schmitt writes: A story you need to read. Carole’s story is touching and inspirational. The structure of the book offers a multifaceted perspective on the incredible events of her life. An outstanding read.

Return to Backyard Canyon

Peg Bauernfeind

$16.95 – Buy a print copy online

“I love to ride into Whitewater Park from Olmsted County Road 9. I love to feel the rush of oxygen into my lungs, and I love to sing a song like You are My Sunshine. In spring and summer, the green trees and brush climb up both sides of State Highway 74 to make canyon walls. As you descend the bluff, you catch glimpses of the bedrock, millions of years old. In the fall and winter, after the leaves disappear, the color changes to black. Only the bedrock is yellow.

“No matter the weather, I roll the car windows down and breathe deep before taking off. I give myself permission to speed a little. Fifty years ago I did it. Twenty years ago I did it. And I still do it. I hurry to return to Whitewater year after year because it’s my Backyard Canyon.

“As you level out on Route 74 into the Whitewater State Park, there’s a mile marker and an open field. Once this field was a golf course. Long ago it was a powwow site.

“Don, my ninety-five-year-old friend, recalled an Indian powwow.

“‘The Indians came dressed in war paint and feathers. Scared the hell out of me,’ he’d chuckled. ‘They came for days and danced, sang what I heard as war hoops, and howled while they pounded their drums. They were probably Sioux, Sioux the Snakes the French called them. There were plenty of snakes in Whitewater.’

“Today the Timber Snakes in the Whitewater Park are in trouble. Endangered.” —Peg Bauernfeind 2017


Publication of Return to Backyard Canyon was made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeast­ern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legisla­tive appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Livin’ the Good Life

Winter-Spring 2017


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Featured In This Issue—

The War at Home. Three Poems by Jacob Patchen.   The Old Dark House We Lived In. Nicholas Ozment. Daughters and Dogs. Short fiction by Jackie Goodwin. Three poems by Dan Butterfass. On Hands. Tom Driscoll.

Short Fiction 

Paradise Cemetery. David A. Forrester. The Finder. Perry Palin. Green Tea. Christopher G. Bremicker. The Backlands. Ken Fliés

Poetry

Portraits by the Bartender. Michael Willson. Four Sonnets. Clay Marks. More than Books. Robert Kingett. Disconnect the Dots. Nate Logan. Three Poems. Sheryl Nelms. Fifteenth Child. Victor Pearn. Two Short Poems. Vivian Boland Schroder. Eight River Poems. Audre Ionia Kluzik

Opinion

Everybody Has One—

How he Made a Fool of Me. Emilio DeGrazia. Livin’ the Good Life. Tom Driscoll

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Special Winter Sun Issue

Featuring the Rural Economic Development Roundtable

held in Plainview, Minnesota, on December 1, 2015.


With Rochester and Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center promising to alter the dynamics of small communities throughout southeast Minnesota, four individuals active in growing sustainable rural economies weigh-in on a wide range of issues.

Dean Harrington, Sheila Kiscaden, Gary Smith and John Torgrimson drill deep into the many issues affecting sustainable rural economic development. 

Contributors: Sheila Kiscaden. John Torgrimson. Gary Smith. Dean Harrington. Dan Munson. Roger C. Morris. Judi Bergen. Merle Hanson. Larry Johnson. John MacLean. Arnetta L. Lane. Andy Roberts. Sean Lause. Mark Metzler. Ron Hardy. Molly McDonald. Tom Farrell. Tom Driscoll.