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For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
My mother had a schoolteacher friend who loved beautiful, blue-sky spring days for cleaning closets. I hold to the notion this is a complete waste of an alluring day! We’ve just come out of months … more
The result of about three months worth of work here at the Timberjay is now available for free at both the Apple Store and from Google Play. Since December, we’ve been working to develop a new … more
So, after seeing the name in print on my first column, even I thought, “Who the heck is Ms. Scarlet O’Hara?” “Is this for real?” “Vivien Leigh is dead!” O’Hara is my surname...and it … more
REGIONAL—Here on the Iron Range, the debates over mining typically focus on the age-old fault line: jobs versus the environment. But increasingly, the dividing line has shifted, at least among … more
Oh, how I’m going to miss Nancy Tubbs’ biweekly column. Since she is a friend, I know how much thought and research she put into her bright, humorous, timely pieces. I was always surprised at how … more
The Keystone XL pipeline suddenly has a math problem— one that could upset the calculus behind the controversial project to pump Canadian tar sands bitumen to the Texas Gulf Coast. First, … more
A socialist, a Muslim and a king walked into a bar, and the bartender said, “Hello, Mr. President.” That joke set me off laughing one day, and for a while everything seemed funny, or at least … more
This past Sunday, the Duluth News-Tribune ran a story on how the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board lost about $280,000 through its investment in Duluth Metals. The story originated with … more
I’m just home from a 10-day stay with friends in New Zealand. The trip actually took 14 days with travel time from Ely to Duluth to Chicago to San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand and then a hop … more
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