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Singing is still the fruit of a long life

The choir at my senior assisted living center is easily the poorest of the lot. But we have fun.

Posted 12/06/16 (Tue) read more »

Going cold turkey on the Thanksgiving Day turkey

This year, our time-honored Thanksgiving traditions had a twist.

Posted 11/29/16 (Tue) read more »

Get ready for snowsuit season

If you are struggling to pack on the pounds for winter, here are a few tips to help you.

Posted 11/15/16 (Tue) read more »

Lutheran bishops offer bridge for troubled waters

Mark Narum and Terry Brandt traveled to meet with native leaders in Fort Yates and in the camps and in Bismarck.

Posted 11/08/16 (Tue) read more »

Looking for names on the Forbes 400

Forbes magazine reported the names of the 400 wealthiest Americans. I scanned the list but could not seem to find my name.

Posted 11/01/16 (Tue) read more »

The price of safety is often freedom

In the name of keeping you safe, excessive occupational licensing unknowingly makes your life more complex and more expensive.

Posted 10/25/16 (Tue) read more »

Something does not compute

Technology certainly makes our lives easier -- except when it stops working properly.

Posted 10/18/16 (Tue) read more »

Halloween is not just for kids

The fact that I am no longer a child does not stop me from dressing up.

Posted 10/11/16 (Tue) read more »

Thoughts on the ballot measures

Aside from electing candidates in the forthcoming election, we will be deciding five ballot measures.

Posted 10/04/16 (Tue) read more »

What next for punny man?

People ask what I am going to do now that I am moving to Arizona. I will give you the punny answer.

Posted 9/27/16 (Tue) read more »