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FB use spells disaster (or tries to)

Everybody is always so mad on Facebook. Well, I’m offended that everyone seems to have abandoned the English language.

Posted 8/16/16 (Tue) read more »

It will be a cold day in North Dakota

Warm weather doesn’t really belong to us here; it seems to be on loan from somewhere else.

Posted 8/09/16 (Tue) read more »

Pining nostalgic while celebrating 85th birthday

There were 35 of us who gathered to celebrate the milestone birthday of the guy who is called Dad, Grandpa, Papa John or just plain John.

Posted 8/02/16 (Tue) read more »

Call it whatever you want, visioning really does work

You only need look around any small North Dakota community to see the fruit of collective visioning.

Posted 7/26/16 (Tue) read more »

A special session now seems politically motivated

Pleas for a special session to deal with money issues went unheeded until now, when the men in charge are on their way out the door.

Posted 7/19/16 (Tue) read more »

Being a dad is no joking matter

John Joseph Bayer loved a good dad joke, and I have inherited this gene.

Posted 7/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Some things become trash, but others are treasures

This week, I am reminiscing about things.

Posted 7/05/16 (Tue) read more »

New UND logo a darn sight better than new name

Design complaints should be saved for the new license plates.

Posted 6/28/16 (Tue) read more »

I have a pun in the oven

The human brain is like a kitchen: You’ve always got plans cooking. Mostly what I’ve got cooking are puns.

Posted 6/21/16 (Tue) read more »

Perhaps God has a sense of humor

Security and freedom are both pretty important to us, and yet they always seem to be in conflict.

Posted 6/14/16 (Tue) read more »