Stay With Luv

Posted by Michael Dagen on Feb 12, 2020 in Day Gun, Music

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Sonnet 116

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 23, 2020 in WEM

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments, Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come,

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom:

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

William Shakespeare

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Cheers 2019

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 1, 2020 in Abandoned Scout Camp

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Light in the Dark

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 5, 2019 in Day Gun

Fear go round
mind loop clown. 
What Truth be found in this? 

Earth ground. 
Cosmos bound. 
Smile a no see bow. 

I Love You. 
Lonely one 
you're not the only one. 

What else should it be? 
Remind me. 
Unwind me. 
Be kind and free.

There is a step there 
so step up. 

Day Gun

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Minnesota Salsa Fest

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Sep 7, 2019 in Barter Fest




Just a Nut

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Aug 29, 2019 in Day Gun

Just a nut

in a rut.

Not a mutt, but a King

that my Queen can no longer see.

Bees, bees, bees.

It’s all about the be-ease.

What comes after wits’ end?

Shadow mapping or just pretend?

Love me flaws and all

or just let me be.

It’s all about the be-ease.

Day Gun

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Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Aug 23, 2019 in WEM

Love Is Indispensable…

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

#1Corinthians13 #loveispatient


Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Aug 15, 2019 in Music


Fargo Song

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Aug 13, 2019 in Recording


Skaug Farm

Posted by Michael Dagen on Mar 4, 2019 in Skaug Farm

I was raised on the Skaug farm two miles west of Rothsay Minnesota. The Skaug family is a mystery to me, even though I feel intimately connected to them. My grandfather Garnett Johnson share cropped the Skaug farm and was willed the property following Inga Nettie Skaug’s passing. Netti passed while talking over the phone with my grandmother Lovey (Laverne).

Nettie, Ida, two youths unkown, Pauli and unkown Nettie, Pauli, Ida, unknown

Around the age of three or four, I remember visiting Nettie with my grandmother.  I was not allowed to enter the house and had to sit and wait on a chair in the entry. Nettie might have worried that I would break something valuable, or maybe there was fear I would freak out from her taxidermy animals? It’s hard to say for sure.

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Four of the five Skaug children died on the farm where I was raised and after Nettie’s passing, the Wilken County Historical Society acquired most of the family’s possessions. A few boxes of photographs and records have been passed on to me and I might write a book someday titled; “Skaug Farm” chronicling my research into Hilmer, Pauli, Ida, Inga Nettie and the pipe wrench inventor Johan Skaug and their parents Peter & Olava (Skagness).  IMG_1091Johan Skaug

There are some who considered the Skaugs’ house to be haunted and my mother and I did experience a few extraordinary happenings during our time there.  I hope to someday share what I discover about this talented family and in the process reconnect with my childhood self who will forever cherish his time at the Skaug Farm.

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Take Back Your Light!

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 27, 2019 in Day Gun, Light Heart Living, Music


Click the flyer to access the “Take Back Your Light” intention event!

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Free Dumb

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 12, 2018 in Day Gun


We like you best nice and sleepy
Count the sheep and don’t be weepy. 
Pay no mind all is fine
Let us pour you more red wine.
You say it hurts when awake?  
For heavens sake, take this and this to find escape. 
Do monsters hide under the bed?  
We demons lie behind the curtain sleepy head. 
Day Gun

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