In support of assumptions

People fail. It’s a thing we do. Usually it is the result of doing something we knew was wrong or saying something we knew...

Thoughts from Ferebee’s interview

On Tuesday, June 13, Pennington County Commissioner George Ferebee gave an interview on Rapid City’s KIMM radio station to defend his ambiguous position on...

The secret is out on this place we call home

We thought we would go back home to Minnesota someday, if not for a job, at least when we retired, but somehow, South Dakota...

Where are you from?

It’s a question I often hear from people I meet along the way. There might be a different follow-up question or comment based on...

On love and accountability

Have you ever wondered why some coaches can yell and scream and be loved for it while others are hated? Or have you noticed...

It’s in the staying

  Our daughter used to like to spend time in the greeting card aisle, chuckling at the creativity expressed in the cards. You know how...

A frozen moment in time brought a hush

A hush came over the building. There were no beeps coming from the computer terminals, no rustling of bags or ripping of receipts at...

Giving thanks with laughter and tears

Thanksgiving is a time for wonderful food, lots of football on television, board games and quality time with family.  It is an opportunity to...

Sick of Fake News? Try Reading a Fairy Tale

Unbiased facts seem to be going the way of the northern white rhinoceros. Distinguishing truth from half-truths and falsehoods is perhaps the greatest burden...

The hidden danger of Facebook

  A traitor to the stereotypical Millennial obsession, I am not an avid poster on Facebook. I started late for my age group, refraining until...