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...

Does Mother Nature hate basketball?

It happened eons ago when I was in grade school and high school in Minnesota. It kept on happening in Rapid City after I...

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...

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...

Old age is not for sissies – lessons learned

When I was younger, I remember that grandparents, aunts and uncles in those black and white snapshots looked very old to me. There they...

Spread the love beyond Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day has come and gone in a flurry of roses, chocolates and other little tokens of love. But if it were up to...

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...

How’s the winter going for you?

It sure was good to see the temperatures above 50 last week. While we have stayed cozy and warm in our “retirement” home in...

We need to fix the pet problem

  I have always been a lover of animals — all animals. Currently, I have a dog that makes every single day better and when...

Take a weed-eater to this proposal

Recreation — I have always associated it with doing something active or, at the very least, pursuing some sort of hobby in our leisure...