Thursday, June 21, 2018

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I'm unsuprised people hae begun to listen to Christmas music, but I think we should at least acknowledge that Thanksgving is still a thing. Although I know people will most likely just remember the football game that's bound to be playing. Or the Black Friday shopping people will be doing. I’m at...
It was long ago, but not all that far away. Our folks took us kids to Grandpa’s farm near Medford most every Thanksgiving, Back in the Day. We drove from Rochester, up Highway 14 West, through Dodge Center, to Claremont, and headed northwest into deepest, darkest Havana Township, past the...
One of my cherished memories of growing up was listening to Minnesota Twins baseball games on the radio.  No matter where I was whether it was in the house, in the yard or tooling down the road in the car, our radio was always tuned to WCCO Radio so I could take in the Twins games.  I often...
This past year has been exhausting. I find as I grow older that time moves faster. I obviously don’t want it to, but I think it’s just a fact of life. I fear that sooner or later a year may pass by in a blink of an eye. My grandma always used to tell me not to wish my life away, and that living...
The grand adventure began in 1907, according to the Internet, when an architect named John McLaren designed something called a roundabout, for cars and street cars, in California. It continued with the Brits, who built a “circular junction” in 1909. It spread to Minnesota in 1995, starting in...
Have you been extra kind this week? I hope so, because the calendar says it’s World Kindness Day (Nov. 13). Unlike all the other national days, this is one celebration designed to benefit us all. The United Way organization around the state has been promoting random acts of kindness. United Way...
Those dark days are back. And I’m gonna say what so many of us are probably thinking. What is the dang deal with Daylight Saving? What kind of diabolical mind is behind this wonderful pitch-black-at-5 p.m.-and-earlier-starting-every-November idea? Arizona doesn’t have it (except, apparently, for...
My heart pours out to the folks at the tiny little church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a gunman went on a shooting rampage and killed 26 people over the weekend. It leaves me with a sickening feeling to know that one person could cause so much devastation and destruction of human lives. The...
I love the snow, but I’m not quite accustomed to the cold that always follows it.  Winter is a peaceful time for most. Snow entails the holiday season, and fires, and family. My winter is just more hectic then the average person’s.  For me, winter means long practices and aching muscles. It means...
Sorry to say, she’s a typical young employee, this woman manning the fast-food drive-through. She’s obviously there just to put in her hours and make her money – and to heck with annoying customers, like the one who insisted on ordering another something after she abruptly hung up, believing the...

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