Why do we even like sports?

The other Sunday, I was watching my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lose in heartbreaking fashion to the New Orleans Saints. I was at my mother’s house...

New Year, new you, new diet?

New Year, new you. That’s what prompts so many of us to resolve to lose weight for the upcoming year. Some make that effort by spending...

South Dakota, you know how to handle winter

The holidays are over, and now we are left with the cold, harsh reality that is winter. Winter was one of my favorite seasons when...

Invasion of the new year

It’s almost that time of year again. They come from all over the galaxy—CouchPotato, the largest planet in our Solar System, Tkar BingewatchNetflix, one of...

A very millennial New Years resolution

I’m your typical millennial. I like brunch and avocado toast. I cut the cord from cable and use streaming services to watch all of my...

Christmas is about who you spend it with

I want to write the perfect Christmas column. But I am struggling. How do you properly encapsulate the most wonderful time of the year? I guess I...

How to have a stress-free holiday

Stress and the holidays. It’s what professionals call a “dialectic.” How could the holidays possibly be causing anyone any stress? I’ve given up on putting...

Come on out, the outdoors are fine

“All good things should be wild and free.” This line can be found in Henry David Thoreau’s lecture “Walking,” first delivered in 1851. One of the...

A card for every occasion

While strolling down the aisle of Walmart the other day, I couldn’t help but notice what a large assortment of greeting cards there were....

A time to be thankful

‘Tis the time of year where we reflect and talk about everything for which  we are thankful. Every year, my family goes around the table...