Journal Blog and Photo Gallery

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Sweetness as I remember my readers, and sorrow from knowing I will no longer have this outlet to complain.

Posted 1/30/18 (Tue) read more »

John set a loving example

I had known of John Andrist my whole life. Upon actually getting to know the man, I regarded him as a parental surrogate of sorts.

Posted 1/23/18 (Tue) read more »

Andrist family prepares for a difficult goodbye

Flowing even more freely than the tears is the love.

Posted 1/16/18 (Tue) read more »

Fitness regimens for a new year

I would like to live within walking distance of a gym. At my current fitness level, that means the gym would have to be in my kitchen.

Posted 1/09/18 (Tue) read more »

On the cusp of something new requires less whining

Recent comments have become the jumping-off point for doing something to keep people engaged in our local newspapers.

Posted 1/02/18 (Tue) read more »

Local journalism at risk because of Facebook?

Several local examples illustrate how social media is changing our communities and threatening the important work that newspapers do.

Posted 12/19/17 (Tue) read more »

Figures do not lie, but partisans know how to spin

Liars do figure, whether in Bismarck or Washington.

Posted 12/12/17 (Tue) read more »

Change can be good but is rarely comfortable

In my own personal and business spheres, and rippling out to our larger community and beyond, nothing stays the same forever.

Posted 12/05/17 (Tue) read more »

Call me the master of impressions

It is possible for nonassertive people to make a lasting first impression. It happened to me recently on the first day of my new job.

Posted 11/28/17 (Tue) read more »

For these things I give thanks

I give thanks for my great readers. Writing columns for this paper has been an extreme pleasure.

Posted 11/21/17 (Tue) read more »