Needed: More Mean Dads And Moms

Most of us who have children see them as priceless gifts. Being good fathers and mothers should be uppermost in our minds. Not our jobs. Not our material possessions.   A friend sent me a story after coming across it once again in his files. It’s so good, I cannot keep it to myself.  …
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Wanna Go Zip Lining?

So, have you ever gone zip lining? I haven’t but I came ever so close. How close? I had climbed the stairway to a platform that reminded me of a deer stand in a tree. I was actually in the harness seat with the thing already hooked to the cable. I had the horseshoe shaped brake…
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Don’t Say Mogen David In Public

So, here we are in the basement of a local Italian restaurant.   One of our Twin Cities sons is home for the weekend and we’ve gone for dinner with no reservations.   It’s a busy night at the restaurant so we decide to wait our turn in the lower level over a glass of wine.  Others…
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Son — Do You Have To Be So Old?

We pulled into Grand Forks on May 28, 45 years ago, in a blizzard. It was the beginning of perhaps our most memorable Memorial Day weekend. Snow and wind aren’t the best greeters when you come to a new place. I prefer the Welcome Wagon people, but what can you do when your company transfers…
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How High’s The Water Mama?

I was singing Johnny Cash’s tune yesterday. You know the one where he asks, “How high’s the water mama? It was high then, but even higher this morning at 6:30. It stopped me in my tracks as overnight it had covered up a stretch of the bike path and spilled over into a little bog. But…
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