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...

Why are we even doing this?

This week is Homecoming Week for the Hill City Rangers, a time of celebration, fun, pyrotechnics, costumes and copious amounts of candy. And if...

What to expect out of a job

Recently I have had conversations with two close friends of mine, both males in their twenties who are building careers in their respective fields,...

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...

Lessons from the brush

This summer I had the good fortune to work at a painting company a friend of mine started up in Spearfish. It seemed like...

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...