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Craig Nagel

July 8, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Unexpected delight
July 8, 2017 - 7:00am
June 24, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: 'On Being Human'
June 24, 2017 - 8:30am
June 10, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: The year of the boat
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
May 27, 2017
As things turned out, we didn't actually accomplish much building that first year, only managing to assemble one wren house and a robin platform. By the time we got the houses up, most of the returning wrens and robins had already made nesting arrangements. But later in the summer a pair of robins put the platform to good use, and that made both of us happy. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Emergency birdhouse
May 27, 2017 - 8:00am
May 13, 2017
A healthy garden, bursting with nourishing foods, is a wonderful hedge against economic uncertainties. For the person wary of chemical additives, it is a source of clean, uncontaminated food. Tending a garden gives you lots of fresh air and exercise, and provides you with plenty of sunshine. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Consider the broccoli
May 13, 2017 - 6:30am
May 2, 2017
'Made in Minnesota' to feature local authors
May 2, 2017 - 4:30am
April 30, 2017
Forty-four years ago, as winter turned slowly to spring, our part of the world was abuzz with talk about the Minnesota experimental city. Called MXC for short, the proposed city would have been built from scratch on land in Aitkin and Cass counties. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A city that might have been
April 30, 2017 - 5:00am
April 16, 2017
Earth Day was the brainchild of former Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson and generated lots of excitement, especially among the young. For the first time in history, millions of human beings joined hands to publicly acknowledge two growingly obvious facts: 1. They were all children of Mother Earth; and 2. they'd been mistreating their own mother. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Our place
April 16, 2017 - 5:00am
March 3, 2017
Cracker Barrel: John Steinbeck
March 3, 2017 - 10:40pm
February 21, 2017
Then came TV. At first there weren't too many programs. Early morning watchers had to content themselves with staring at a test pattern, waiting for something more exciting to appear. But little by little the programs begat more programs, and after a while there was something playing on the three network channels 24 hours a day, and a lot of families got in the habit of leaving the TV set turned on continuously, thus presenting their brains with an alternate reality that begged for some attention.
The Cracker Barrel: Paying attention
February 21, 2017 - 10:10pm
February 7, 2017
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The Cracker Barrel: Grandpa's trunk
February 7, 2017 - 10:16pm
January 20, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A little secret
January 20, 2017 - 7:55pm
January 9, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Points to ponder
January 9, 2017 - 10:04pm
December 24, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: A sufficiency of goosebumps
December 24, 2016 - 9:41am
December 8, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: Picking the Christmas tree
December 8, 2016 - 10:32am