Youth can learn as they earn

  My first summer job was as a nurse’s aide in a drab nursing home in north Minneapolis. Living with my aunt during the work...

Getting the most out of summer

Hiking, biking, campfires, being outside until late at night— these are some of the perks summer has to offer. I’m not one for fireworks...

The bluebird of spring will come

Spending a few days in Minnesota recently, we were able to witness a bright red patch of color in the tree outside the living...

First memories of Christmas in Keystone

Moving to Keystone and the Black Hills in the early 1980s was like living in a time warp for me after the bustling craziness...

It’s a time to give thanks, especially for veterans

My son said, “Mom, I’m surprised you’re reading that book,” when I mentioned to him some of the details from Lone Survivor, which recounts...

What will Amazon do next?

When I was in college, and even more so today, there was a need for people to be instantaneously satisfied, cultivated largely by the...

Preferring substance over flash

At the Black Hills Film Festival in April there was a question asked of a filmmaker: is Hollywood is running out of ideas? Looking...

‘Overnighters’ is a reminder of harsh realities

People like to watch car crashes. I also think people like to see those that are successful fall. But when when someone who is...

Endings and beginnings

  You might have already heard the whisperings around town that I’m leaving the Hill City Prevailer News to embark on a new adventure. It’s...

Make a plan and savor the days

It’s that time of year again, the time we usually reflect on the events of the past year, successes and failures, and resolve to...