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The thin blue line...
Our community lost a law enforcement officer today. Lt. Jeff Skuza passed in the early morning hours. His loss is tragic for his family, his law enforcement brethren, and the community he served for o...
3/11/14 at 10:04 PM Each day... 3/9/14 at 9:59 PM
Alive and kicking... 2/28/14 at 11:14 PM
memorable mondays: kitty tulips on the day after
They arrived yesterday, unexpected, wrapped in brown paper. Harbored within, they waited. I put them in a vase, then went on to finish out the day I'd been dreading -- the first-year anniversary of m...
1/13/14 at 1:04 AM faith & family fridays: this is the church 5/10/13 at 12:08 AM
faith fridays: when i die... 5/27/11 at 12:00 AM
Tell her about my comb he said while sitting in a chair a few feet from me. I raised my eyebrows and said, He wants me to tell you something about a comb? My client starting laughing and said, Meli...
12/23/13 at 2:55 PM Exit 10/25/13 at 11:12 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 7:41 AM Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives 7/15/13 at 9:24 AM
A Native Memorial 5/29/13 at 8:16 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 9:06 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 11:33 PM A Century and Counting 7/16/13 at 10:56 PM
A New Old World Record 9/13/12 at 10:09 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 4:26 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 2:03 PM Deadly Statistics Stress Importance of Pool Fencing 6/30/11 at 9:03 AM
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Second Hand Smoke 4/26/11 at 8:34 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 8:20 AM Was it a “Good” Friday? 3/29/13 at 6:30 AM
Grief Pangs 3/6/13 at 8:02 AM
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 11:00 AM Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks 12/26/12 at 12:23 PM
Reported Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R Us 10/4/12 at 10:00 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 8:19 PM Let me be blunt for a moment 4/16/11 at 11:57 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 10:00 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 9:31 AM Front page of The Daily Republic, Oct. 22, 2012 10/23/12 at 9:28 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 9:29 AM
A Rainy End to a Tragic Show (Fitting, eh?)
The Katie is back for her annual post-show wrap-up. You may know me this year as Eleanora, Queen of Verona and resident head-cutter-offer. Or perhaps Rinalda, the buttock-wielding stewardess; Anne Pag...
7/9/12 at 2:36 PM