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“Why Am I Painting My Living Room?” This little phrase comes from a song by Lou and Peter Berryman. I first heard it in the 80’s on one of my favorite radio stations, KAXE out of Grand … more
Efforts to undo the environmental and public health protections of the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency could harm more than the air we breathe. They could undercut the … more
In the vast majority of small cities in Minnesota, whether they operate under an independent charter or per state statute, governing authority resides almost exclusively in the city council— at … more
The lack of transparency in the operation of the city of Tower’s harbor committee came home to roost on Monday as members of the city council, who have been left out of the loop, expressed … more
The first time I remember anyone saying “Enjoy the process,” and having it resonate with me was back in about 1992. I was living in Chisholm at the time and had the opportunity to work in Eveleth … more
Recently I jumped into the epicenter of American consumerism along with 56 million others when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I needed to replace my 21-year-old Suburu Legacy wagon. That … more
Peace on Earth. It’s an ideal and a hope that seems to festoon our greeting cards and other signs of the season come the holidays. As many of us celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, … more
The Christmas season’s contradictions of amped-up marketing and consumerism layered with the sweet message of peace and good will has perplexed me for many, many years, but this year might just … more
“I’m Baack”... On Sept. 5, I had the privilege of traveling to Ireland for nine days. They were days filled with amazing experiences, some of which I will share in my next few columns. This … more
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