There’s still a lot of work to do

Some days I think that I could accomplish so much more if I didn’t have to be in front of  a screen. If I...

Peanut butter on the seats and admiring the generations

After 22 hours over the course of a weekend with four grandchildren in the van, one gains an appreciation for the rigors of parenting...

‘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...

Easter past, hope for the future

Another Easter has passed in a flurry of eggs and bunnies, brightly colored new dresses, visions of crosses and empty tombs, families and friends...

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...

What are these young protesters doing?

I don’t want to write about gun control. I don’t want to sadden people about the lives that were lost earlier this year. I...

So, did you hear about Michael O’Leary?

Ok, so growing up in Minnesota, I have heard plenty of jokes poking fun at the Finns, even hearing a few from my own...

Book is opus to Native American life today

Those that discover some type of American Indian relative that was in their distant past might be proud of that fact. Children might tell...

We discovered the missing link

The Mackinac Bridge was called, “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” because though the idea for a bridge was first conceived in 1884, technology...

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...