The View from Here

with Ed Holahan

Fridays at 8:00AM

Ed Holahan was born and raised in New York City, spent 35 years inventing toys and games in The Twin Cities and Chicago and moved to Market Farming in the Driftless in 2009. He and Mary Benson have been married for 42 years. They’re getting good at it.

“The View From Here” is a five minute essay. We’ll celebrate eleven years on the air in November of ’21. If you live long enough you get to share what you know. That’s why I write “The View”.

Ed lives in Viroqua between church bells and a nursing home.

 

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Good Luck!

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Say, “Rabbit, rabbit”…

Equinox

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The season turns

Her Old Time Friend

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Is it me?

604

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Fridays with you

In His Wake

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Trump leaves a mess.

Big Ideas

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Change the world.

A Toy Story

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Julie Cooper

The Game I Love

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Back to golf

A Well Adjusted Person

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Respect

The Blank Page

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Typos and slips

Martenizing

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Swallows at sunset

Higher Education

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Leaving home.

Tatts

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When cultures converge

Wordle

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Do you have pentaplexia?

Tribes

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Thinking about America

Tribes

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Looking at America

The Seltzer Man

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Now, we make our own…

Enough

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It’s not all bad

Spring Football

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Some things I will not do

Goldfinch Yellow

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Springtime in the Driftless

Vaccinations

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The pain was worth it

The Roost

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What if humans roosted too?

I’ve Got Mail!

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…and some of it is really important…

Venice in Viroqua

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What we did with all that snow

Squirrels

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Circus stars in training

Radio Man

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A tribute

Mandates

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Following the rules

Bach to Basics

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Calendars, old and new

Stickman

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I always wave back

Toys

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These too shall pass…

Conspicuous Consumption

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Choosing an All-Star team

Baseball Lockout

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The pie is big enough to share

Penelope’s Moms

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She’s lucky…she has two of them.

Whiskers in the White House

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An hirsute history of presidents

Football Fraud

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The Packers’ victory was stolen

Mozart

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Hearing heaven’s voice

A Storm Is A Storm

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…by every other name

Time Flies

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Mom was right. It keeps flying faster.

Epiphany

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The importance of publicity

Winter Song

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Jean Sibelius understood cold days and long nights.

Holiday Dining

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Advice from my Uncle Louie

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Did you ever steal a tree?

Love, soup

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You already have the recipe

Toto, we’re not in Chicago…

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Observations on City Services…large and small

Holiday Family

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The importance of friends and gingerbread

Veterans Day

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We don’t say “Armistice” any more.

Halloween

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Days of the dead

Synchronized Sleeping

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How to keep a down comforter in its place

The Talkers

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Some folks talk a lot and some folks don’t.

Hideouts

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Still looking for somewhere to hide

Rabbit, rabbit

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The rules of the game

The Couch Potato

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Thank you, Dr. Adler!

Billionaires In Space!

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A modest proposal to fund space explorarion

A Mozart Dream

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Getting on Wolfy’s dance card

Rally Tickets

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Des Moines, here we come!

The Soak

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Stop, be still…and take it all in.

Pen Pals

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Agnes and Tre became friends. Tre was 96 and Agnes was 99.

The Atlantic Crossing

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A boyhood memory of “The Queens of the Sea”

The Big Bang

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Humans have always needed a Creation Story, Artificial Intelligence will too.

The Purple Unicorn

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Winning big at the County Fair

The Freedom Cafe

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A new restaurant where the only thing that matters is you.

The Adult In The Room

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Sharing what you know

Overbooked Flights

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Why not fly “standby”?

Snoflaked Again

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Take it from me, Ski Jumping is rough!

The Obama Portraits

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Reveernce and joy in Chicago

My Father’s Hands

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What do we inherit from our parents?

He’s Back!

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Donald Trump and the biggest lie.

Plurals

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We need to fix our language!

While the cat’s away…

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You know the rest…

VFH #549

What The “No-Nos” Know

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Is your glass half full or half empty?

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