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The space in-between...
My dear friend Barbara lost her son Dave this past week. He had been in a fierce battle with a brain tumor for quite awhile. Through it all his mama and the rest of the family stood beside him in good...
11/2/13 at 10:22 PM A beautiful mosaic - Janna Charrier Ronsberg. 10/9/13 at 9:00 PM
Think about the life you are willing to exchange for it... 9/27/13 at 9:08 PM
Dad? I asked, Can you see the angel at the foot of your bed, standing by the wall? He said he couldnt but I could and what I saw made me nervous. My dad was succumbing to the cancer that was eating...
10/25/13 at 10:12 AM
Two Indian Hitch-hikers in Bemidji, Minnesota
Saturday night I picked up two hitchhikers. I was leaving Bemidji, MN heading home to Minneapolis when I saw two Native American men with their thumbs in the air just before the entrance ramp to the ...
10/14/13 at 6:41 AM Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives 7/15/13 at 8:24 AM
A Native Memorial 5/29/13 at 7:16 AM
Saying Goodbye to Robby Dog
I recently received an email that immediately took my heart back to this time last year. School had just started, and my family was all caught up in the fun of anticipating a season of changes. One o...
8/24/13 at 8:06 AM
One State Two Notables
In the past two weeks, both Montana and California recorded the nation's warmest and coldest daily temperature. Both states of course are large and have diverse topography. In the warm season the na...
7/22/13 at 10:33 PM A Century and Counting 7/16/13 at 9:56 PM
A New Old World Record 9/13/12 at 9:09 AM
The Spiritual Meaning of Illness
I am dying. I have two terminal illnesses: kidney failure and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which is cancer of the bone marrow. My kidney failure hovers between stage 3 (moderate) and stage 4 (severe). The...
7/17/13 at 3:26 AM
Senior Citizens Should Use Extra Protection Against West Nile Virus
The combination of warmer weather and standing water means that mosquitoes are now if full force, and everyone should be taking the necessary precautions to prevent West Nile virus, especially senior ...
6/21/13 at 1:03 PM Deadly Statistics Stress Importance of Pool Fencing 6/30/11 at 8:03 AM
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Second Hand Smoke 4/26/11 at 7:34 AM
Do We Have DeathDays?
Today (June 13, 2013) marks the tenth anniversary of my moms death. She breathed her last breath before noon on a Friday morning a day when I was supposed to go to a wedding, a day that was weeks bef...
6/14/13 at 7:20 AM Was it a “Good” Friday? 3/29/13 at 5:30 AM
Grief Pangs 3/6/13 at 7:02 AM
faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail. Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid...
5/9/13 at 11:08 PM faith fridays: when i die... 5/26/11 at 11:00 PM
faith fridays: a christian's response to a terrorist's death 5/5/11 at 11:00 PM
Recall on Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths
Four Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers a...
12/28/12 at 10:00 AM Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks 12/26/12 at 11:23 AM
Reported Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R Us 10/4/12 at 9:00 PM
Death Star moon Mimas meets its twin in Tethys
I originally planned a book review on a new asteroid book today but decided to hold off a couple days because of little time and other plans. Don't worry, it'll arrive in this space shortly. For fun...
12/16/12 at 7:19 PM Let me be blunt for a moment 4/16/11 at 10:57 AM
Three Bridges Gone, Two collapsed, One dead
There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life....
11/6/12 at 8:07 AM
Quality of Life and End of Life Decisions
In a discussion of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those that appear as late-onset varieties, a question arises about prolonging life and improving quality of life. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi...
10/24/12 at 9:00 AM
Popular image belied man of complex contrasts
Published Oct. 22, 2012, in The Daily Republic By SETH TUPPER The Daily Republic The popular image of George McGovern is that of a hopeless liberal, too radical to win even his home state in the 1...
10/24/12 at 8:31 AM Front page of The Daily Republic, Oct. 22, 2012 10/23/12 at 8:28 AM
Helping Kids Cope With the Death of a Pet
Helping Kids Cope With the Death of a Pet The death of a beloved family pet can elicit varied reactions in children depending on their age and what else may be going on in their lives. Allowing child...
9/17/12 at 8:29 AM