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We haven’t left Ireland yet, but this is the last leg of my journey. In the previous installments of my three-part Ireland adventure, I’d been to Dublin, Giant’s Causeway, and visited the … more
Asking questions. There are few tasks more critical to the workings of a newspaper as it serves its vital watchdog role. We ask questions most often to ensure accuracy. But sometimes we ask … more
In the grand scheme of things within our country, people are marching....FOR OUR LIVES. The current presidency, gun control and women’s rights remain intensely at the top of national concerns. For … more
Last week I attended the Change-of-Command Ceremony where we honored Lieutenant General (Brevet)(Retired) Richard Nash for his decades of service and saw him pass the leadership torch to Major … more
Like many humans, I’m fascinated with the auroras, named borealis in our northern latitudes, the pulsating sheets and streaks of light that we may see if we’re lucky or persistent enough. I … more
I’ve been struck recently by news coverage of climate change and humans’ degradation of the planet. Two opposing themes keep appearing. One is the sense that, as individuals, … more
I’ve spent a lot of time in skilled nursing homes and other facilities that offer assisted living to aging folks. For many years, my professional work took me into places designed for old people … more
Boy has time flown! The snow is on the ground and it’s nearly Thanksgiving already. Bill and I haven’t had much “down time” since we moved into our house this past July. I think all of us … more
In the #MeToo era, the political risks surrounding sexual harassment, or the condoning of sexual harassment, have increased significantly. And that’s why the DFL cannot afford to have Rick Nolan … more
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