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There are only so many hours in a day— which is why members of the St. Louis County School Board are justified in their skepticism about their collaboration agreement with Mt. Iron-Buhl. While … more
Anyone who writes intentionally, knows the challenge of facing the blank page. The first sentence, at least for me, is always the hardest. After struggling considerably with my first draft, I was … more
In less than three weeks I will be fifty-nine years-old and celebrating my Christmas Eve birthday. For nearly sixty years, people have been asking me if I got gypped on presents because my birthday … more
Elected officials in our region have been consistent in recent years about one aspect of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. If the mine can’t be done safely and in a way that … more
While it’s often my tendency to look into the nooks and crannies of experiences and psyches that are more intriguing than the bland, surface niceties, I finished my last column determined to write … more
Effectively addressing a major challenge takes leadership and organizational capacity. And the Vermilion Lake Association and the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District are bringing … more
The Dalai Lama said: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” I found that quote quite remarkable. Really? That’s it? He also stated more fully, “This is my simple religion. No … more
Creativity is a topic that is endlessly fascinating to me: how it shows up in our personalities, projects and propensities; how it is nurtured or cultivated; and how it doesn’t show up when you … more
Hey, there’s a guy with a drill hanging honeycomb-cellular-shades in my new living room! I just smiled so broadly as he took down a set of dusty, dark green metal blinds with broken pull cords and … more
Lately I have been involved in some Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities, knocking on doors, talking to some folks on the phone, and grabbing people I run into, encouraging people to vote and in … more
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