Watch for signs of an invasion

On the road back from Colorado last week, listening for signs of our puppy puking so I could catch it in a container, I...

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...

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...

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...

Are we falling in hate?

It’s the time of year when family and friends come to visit, and last weekend it was our turn to entertain my husband’s younger...

America and religion

In a recent interview comedian Aziz Ansari said he has never liked religion because his first experience with it was being told not to...

Delving into the past can reveal treasure

About a year or so ago, at a thrift store, I purchased a plain clear drinking glass with a simple pheasant etched on the...

Shifting in home ownership, lifestyles

Values and expectations have changed for today’s young people. It is an usual generation, but we grew up in an unusual time. Others...

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...

When function meets beauty

After a “few” years of life, I have come to the conclusion that I lean somewhat toward being a functional person, perhaps stemming from...