Cheers to gratitude and generosity

A song I have on continuous loop in my head these last few weeks has been “Strange Days Indeed,” by John Lennon.  Strange doesn’t begin to cover this though.  My friend refers to the time before March 13 as BC(19). I call the time we are living in now as the Twilight Zone Time Lapse.  [...]

By | April 10th, 2020|Community, Introspections|0 Comments

Everyone leaves a legacy – what’s yours?

[Author’s note: For all those who missed the mea culpa column I wrote the week after the Moving to Mississippi debacle, let me just reiterate – we are not moving, nor have any plans or aspirations to ever move to Mississippi. Thank you for your concern.] It’s finally March, also known as Fool’s Spring, Second [...]

By | March 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

More turkey, less talk

I’ve written past columns about civility, divisiveness, throwing babies out with bathwater, and the pure vitriol being spewed about all things political. On this weekend before Thanksgiving, I decided the time was right to offer some strategies to possibly save family unity, preserve everyone’s sanity, keep the gravy from curdling, and the food from flying. [...]

By | November 26th, 2019|Community, Introspections|0 Comments

Word of the day: unique

Dear Readers, today’s Word of the Day is unique.  Or as my mom would pronounce it, you-nih-kew. Unique, no matter how you choose to pronounce it, is defined as being the only one of its kind, not like anything else. We all have that relative who can only be described as unique (looking at you, [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|Community, Community Events, Introspections|0 Comments

Stoicism admirable, just not me

When you attempt to describe a person, adjectives usually come easily.  Take me for example. (I’m sure my family often wishes you would.) I have been described as enthusiastic, loud, happy, and loud. Shy and withdrawn will seldom be words used to illustrate me, nor will quiet.  However, the quality I am Least Likely to [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Expressing gratitude with an old fashioned note

Hello, everyone!  I’m just back from a riotous time in Huron, South Dakota, at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.  That weeklong road trip was preceded by the statewide nonprofit conference, Collective Voices.  The week before that was filled with 33 graduated eight graders at CampFIRE, the CVC’s youth leadership camp at YMCA of the [...]

By | July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments