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 the Driftless in 2006.

He and Mary Benson have been married for 44 years. They’re getting really good at it.

“The View From Here” presents a five minute essay every Friday morning. The show will celebrate thirteen years on the air in ’23.
If you live long enough you get to share what you know.

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

 

7 + 9 =

Willie Mays

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The best I ever saw.

Straightening The Kickapoo

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Which is a very crooked river.

A Little Night Music

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Getting on Wolfy’s dance card

Into The Light

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The longest days are here…

Once on this Island

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A theater review

One Big Idea

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I’m running for President…again

Mothers Day

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It’s time you met my mom

The Roost

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Every night of the year

A Resolution

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Into my mouth

The Gettysburg Address

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Trump’s version

Gravitons

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Who knew?

Real Food

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And where it comes from

Breakfast

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I need the eggs!

First Light

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Solitude and Fillmore East

Life In Chapters

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Take a break in between

A New Old Story

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John Johnson returns

A Morning Walk

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Reaffirming almost everything

The Forces

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Someone or something…is after me

Push The Cat

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Creative solutions to life’s challenges

A Night At The Opera

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Two boys from Queens

99 Cell Phones

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Navigating the 21st Century

Tin Soldiers

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A battle for Christmas

The Platinum Plunger

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Cleanest restrooms in America

My Easy Chair

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The best seat in the house.

Jean Sibelius

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The music of winter

Twister

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A toy story

Middle Aged Mice

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Amino Acids

Holiday Dining

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Uncle Louie’s timeless advice

Longer Nights

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A place in each Hemisphere

Armistice Day

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We don’t use the word “Armistice” any more, do we?

The Ginko

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One million leaves

Ghosts

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It’s that time of year again.

Squirrels On Ice!

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My neighbors’ bench

Heeere’s Donny!

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An outline for Trump’s next gig

Half Mast

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Honoring The Donald…when he’s gone

Music of a Lifetime

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From 78s to streaming…

Donny “The Comb”

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Reflections on a wannabe mobster

September Song

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The days dwindle down…

Hideouts

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Do you ever feel like running away?

The Rainbow Bridge

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And the tiny people who cross it

The Orange Menace

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A President…incarcerated

Preincarnation

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Ken’s Latin

Forest Murmurs

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Into the woods

I’m A Townie

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Main Street, Viroqua

Body Parts

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The parts wear out, don’t they?

Jerks

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Who do you suppose was the first?

It’s a Dog’s Life

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“Princess” is a wealthy pup!

Havemeyer 4

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I’ll never forget my number

Branded

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The ads that killed us

It Rained!

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And I listened to it.

Tri As I Might

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“Tri” words scare me

Daylight

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Six weeks of long days

An Honest Bird

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The sparrow

Wine in Wisconsin

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Vernon County Vineyards

Speaking English

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Trying to make sense of the language

Mothers Day

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Teresia’s story

Sara Crewe

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The seventh grade play was a smash hit!

Pass It On

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Sharing what you know.

Springtime in Wisconsin

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Eighty degrees and snow!

What Would Donald Do?

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If Donald were Jesus…

April

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Everything is possible

The Night Sky

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Turn off the TV

The End

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When you gotta’ go…

Curbside

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What we leave behind

De Gustibus

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There’s no argument

Forty-four years

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And still going strong

Toy Fair

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February in New York

Little Sins

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When no one is watching

Changes

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We need the eggs

Dreams

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Night visitors

Waterfall

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We cause precipitation

January Sun

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There’s heat in it

The Winter it Snowed

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…and snowed and snowed and snowed…

Epiphany

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Some titles I’d like to share

Words and Images

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Books and films that I love

Midnight Mass

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Johnny Boyle and me

Santa in Viroqua

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A John Johnson story

A Winning Ticket

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A long shot…to be sure

Winter is here

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Embrace it

Into The Race

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And out of gas

Armistice Day

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The war to end all wars

Ballybunion

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Golf with Ella

My Grandpa

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…if only I had one…

Takin The Train

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Late again…

Past Lives

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A short list of my favorites

Barbara

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She was our neighbor

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

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.