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Spicing up our cookinglife

November 28, 2010 My wife, Katherine, may kill me for writing this particular column, but I’m willing to take the risk. more »»

A lot to be thankful for

November 25, 2010 It's a complicated story, to say the least. But what better time to share it than today. My mother, Darlene Sveum, passed away Sept. 14 after a years-long battle with cance. more »»

Giving up liberties

November 21, 2010 This time of year many of us are planning to visit family and need to decide whether to drive or fly. more »»

Walking through Oak Park

November 14, 2010 Squirrel 3, hunters 0. That could have been the score of an autumn encounter eons ago when we three were still in high school. more »»

Are we still a melting pot?

October 24, 2010 When was the last time you heard America called the melting pot? Do you still feel you are sitting comfortably in that warm pot, melting together with your fellow citizens? Do you still believe... more »»

Politics: Mad Men 2010

October 17, 2010 Mad Men 2010. That’s the briefest and best description of this election campaign. more »»

Random movie reviews

October 3, 2010 My wife and I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to movies. For what felt like the longest time, we couldn’t find something decent to watch. more »»

Class and graciousness

September 26, 2010 Come the November elections, North Dakota Democrats may stream across the northern border into Canada, before we are rounded up and placed in concentration camp. more »»

Do they deserve our trust?

September 19, 2010 For the last year or so I have had this nagging sore throat, a sharp pain in my back and my hand keeps getting these weird puncture marks on them. more »»

A time to be grateful

September 5, 2010 Gratitude. Normally the pep-talk reminder related to being grateful is reserved for Thanksgiving, or other major holidays. But, I’m going to break from the mold and start a new trend. more »»

John Stossel owes me $1,000

August 29, 2010 John Stossel owes me $1,000. He recalled in his Aug. 9 column that he once bet his readers $1,000 they couldn’t name one thing government does better than the private sector. more »»

That time of year

August 29, 2010 It’s that time of year again! Time for parents and their children to go shopping for new shoes, clothes and school supplies. more »»

Can we be trusted with glass?

August 15, 2010 Should North Dakotans be trusted with glass bottles? The evidence suggests no. Ask especially those who walk, run, bike or walk their dogs. more »»

Swain Hall, 60 years later

August 8, 2010 In 1950, the state appropriated almost $450,000 for Minot State Teachers College to add a new building to the campus. This building would be used for health and physical educatio. more »»

Where is our common sense?

August 1, 2010 Where, oh where, has common sense gone? Oh, where could it be? It seems as though nothing makes sense anymore. I know it’s not just me, because I hear other people say the same thing. more »»

Becoming a Rambo nation

July 18, 2010 Guns, guns everywhere? We seem to be going in that direction with recent court decisions against municipal gun restrictions. more »»

World Cup: The world is watching

July 11, 2010 By the time you read this column, a European country will have bragging rights in world soccer (or more appropriately named, football) for the next four years. more »»

Where are Red and Teddy?

July 4, 2010 Where are Red Adair and Teddy Roosevelt when we need them? Both men were heroic, larger-than-life figures who directly faced major problems that others shied away from. more »»

Happy birthday, America

July 3, 2010 Happy 234th Birthday America! As America blows out another candle on the birthday cake this weekend, I will be making a wish that Barack Obama and the democrat party will stop transforming Americ. more »»

The joys of gardening

June 13, 2010 So, I have to admit that I don’t have a green thumb, on either hand. But, I do have a willing heart, as well as time and some money to invest in a “real garden. more »»



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