I’m not a “stuff” person. I prize good character and creativity and don’t judge people’s value based on their cash value. There are some material things I do prize, although they probably are not worth a lot of money. I want to talk about these little treasures this week, Most of my treasures were owned … Continue reading I’m Not a “Stuff” person except for…
Some time ago, Lisa and I participated in a little question and answer session like “the Newlywed Game.” Lisa was asked a series of questions about me which she answered, I was then asked the same questions and answered them. These were questions about my personal preferences and Lisa answered all of them currently, which … Continue reading What Does a Favorite Color Mean?
It’s the time of the year when hunters show themselves then walk into the woods. It’s a time that makes me a little nostalgic for a time when everybody was a hunter-not because I hunt but because the fall always brought my family together for deer hunting. Milking cows maintained a priority through the deer … Continue reading Reflections on Hunting
My summer is shorter than most, it certainly is shorter than the calendar summer. The hottest days, the most humid afternoons-I leave those for someone else. My summer happens in little single-serving portions that I save like ketchup and mustard packets until I have enough for a meal. I assemble my summer from various parts … Continue reading My Summer
I was thinking about construction last week after gathering video footage at various worksites around Thief River Falls. It’s easy for a farm kid, like me, to get really excited about the huge construction equipment however -without people-all that mechanical muscle is just unrusty metal. So let’s talk about the folks who make this all … Continue reading From the Other Side of Road Construction
I have waited for a little to write this particular column, really more out of respect than anything else. I have written this column for almost twenty years-most of them for the Northern Watch. I am now the News Director at Thief River Falls Radio so it is a careful line I walk between the … Continue reading Delivering the News
If you came here looking for a fight, keep rolling. I am so tired of the fights on the internet and am equally tired of the carefully crafted posts and meme’s designed to prove someone’s opinion, even if that opinion is supported only by carefully-selected portions of the truth I’d like to talk about hope … Continue reading The Challenge is to be Hopeful
It's Not Random
I am now an old grass mowing man. This title is significant, not to anyone other than me, however for me it has great significance. First off, I partly grew up mowing about 1 ½ acres of lawn with a 20 inch push mower. The other part was spent on a small rider until it … Continue reading To Enjoy Mowing the Lawn
There have been so many stories lately about events that will create cultural change. This might actually be a story that describes true change to a portion of our culture-or not. I mean, I’m not clairvoyant. Roundup-ready crops made farmers much more productive. You could plant a crop and then spray the weeds without killing … Continue reading The Row Crop Cultivator Returns?