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From an unlicensed transmitter deep within the forests of northern Minnesota, Howell Creek Radio transmits weekly addresses combining weather, personal yarns, shipping reports, poetry and literature. Read transcripts and get more info at howellcreekradio.com. **No Longer Being Updated**

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  • 10/05/08--00:10: A Walk in the Dark
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    Involving an evening walk, the two kinds of Qualms, family aliases and the value of fashion even in total darkness.


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  • 10/08/08--02:10: A Very Mild Solution
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    Radio address for October 8, 2008, involving overheard radio snippets, a spot of philosophy, and Snoo’s newfound athleticism.


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  • 10/14/08--09:10: A Feast in the Woods
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    Radio address for October 14, 2008, involving primarily Leaves and Squirrels.


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    Radio address for October 21, 2008, on the number 23, building a house, and some lines from an old biography.


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  • 10/29/08--01:10: Snowing at the Mast
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    Regarding emotions-as-colors, and the coming of snow, and all that that implies. Relish the risk.


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    Download MP3 audio – 9:47, 13.91 MB

    Radio address for November 2, 2008. I opened Pandora’s box the week before all these ghastly holidays, and let out a swarm of dark visions.


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    Radio address for November 12, 2008, involving Thermoclines, the Odd Days, and working in the dirt and the dark.


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  • 11/20/08--02:11: Intermission to Follow
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    Radio address for November 20, 2008, which I saved out of the wastebasket and the cutting floor.


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  • 11/27/08--03:11: Happy Thanksgiving
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    Radio address for Thanksgiving Day, 2008. The bulk of today’s address comes from Charles Laughton – a part of a 1960s recording that MPR broadcasts every year on Thanksgiving.


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    Download MP3 audio – 14:11, 19.56 MB

    In which ever-rarer and older Christmas songs are sampled like fine cheeses.


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  • 02/07/09--02:02: The Month after Midnight
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    An impression of January that is fine, lasting, and hard to convey; some poetry; and a small dose of tired but devoted thought.


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  • 02/11/09--01:02: The Bee-Loud Glade
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    Radio address for Feb 11, 2009. Some kinds of honey are a little too authentic, even for me.


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  • 03/02/09--02:03: A Kind of Runic Rhythm
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    Hammer-swinging and lumber-fumbling are happily put on hold due to fresh snow. I form a new exclusive association based on a silly battle cry. Notion-planting is examined, and ending notes are struck on a bell, the moon, and a star.


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  • 01/30/10--23:01: A Hand Up on Deck
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    How far apart we are when we start; how good it really is to come on board!


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  • 02/07/10--22:02: The Voice of the Bard
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    Some things are hidden from your senses until you say “yes.”


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    Download MP3 audio – 6:09, 8.61 MB – or Read Transcript

    Radio address for February 17, 2010, guest-starring my Smith-Corona Super Sterling (not, as it might sound, a gun, but a typewriter). The excerpt at the end is from Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, Book I, ch. XV.


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    Radio address for March 27, 2010: a weather report of sorts. Nature always skips skips skips the beat.


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    Download MP3 audio – 14:38, 20.26 MB – or Read Transcript

    When we write the story, we sit in the seat of God, and our understanding of God betrays itself too well.


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    Download MP3 audio – 7:27, 10.40 MB

    Written mainly so listeners will have a dim idea of what keeps me away in town these days.


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  • 08/18/10--00:08: Orange Chocolate
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    The words ‘orange chocolate’ conjure a mottled, raggled raft of feelings – feelings about things that ought to be simple but ended up being, for a long time, gnarly.


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