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Eric Bergeson: City sounds versus country silence

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Last week, I reported my thoughts as I looked out the window at bustling city scenes from a skyscraper in the middle of the night.

Back home this week, I stepped onto the porch and into crisp night air back in northern Minnesota and experienced the exact opposite: absolute, complete silence.


Earlier that day, an autumn gale pelted drizzle and falling leaves against the windows. Thunder rumbled in the distance.

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