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Greetings, it’s late November, snow is on the way, and my writing intermission has ended. On with the show! Grab a snack, favorite “bev,” and ease into a chair for a bit. Much has happened … more
This week I’m hanging out in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency hotel, mingling with an extraordinary pack of beautiful, smart, well-behaved canines, all guide dogs, attending the convention … more
For 36 years I had the privilege of teaching English, language arts and social studies to students in grades 7-12. One of the most important lessons I taught was the power of words. Words matter. … more
Parents who show interest in their students’ success in school should be prized. Research indicates that parents who take an active role in their students’ education have a positive … more
It’s my anniversary month! When I started working at the Timberjay nine years ago, I was hired to do the graphic design, in other words, create ads. These days my work has expanded beyond our … 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
Give state Rep. Carly Melin an “A” for effort. The Hibbing legislator, the sole woman on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, stood alone this week in seeking to ensure that the Mt. … more
Consider for a moment the implications of President Trump’s astonishing statements on the protests and violence in Charlottesville, and the revisionist affect his words have on America’s history. … 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
The state of America’s health care system offers a case study in the power of money to set the agenda in Washington— usually to the detriment of average people. It’s no secret that our … more
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